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STEVE KINSER & DONNY SCHATZ Return to Pennsylvania Next-to-Last Stop for Tony Stewart Racing Teammates

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 24, 2014) – For the third consecutive week, Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz returns to a track as the most recent winner at the facility. This week’s stop is Port Royal (Pennsylvania) Speedway and Schatz, who will drive the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J, won the World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series most recent visit to the half-mile, dirt oval in the fall of 2004. Each of the last two weekends, Schatz continued winning streaks at Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, New York and Fremont (Ohio) Speedway to give him a career-best 26 WoO A-Feature triumphs in 2014.

TSR’s Steve Kinser has only three more races in his final full season of action with “The Greatest Show on Dirt” and he’s looking to close out the WoO “Salute to the King Tour” the way he opened the campaign. Kinser wheeled the TSR No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim to victory in the third A-Feature of the season.

Several things have changed since the Outlaws last appeared at “The Port.” Kinser was in the midst of winning his 19th WoO championship and Schatz was still seeking his first. Schatz has all but clinched his sixth WoO championship heading into Saturday’s event. The Fargo, North Dakota racer has a 313-point advantage over Daryn Pittman and continues to increase his lead each week. Last weekend at Fremont, he became the first driver this season to transfer through the Last Chance Showdown and win the A-Feature. Schatz started 11th in the 40-lap race and took the lead with seven laps remaining. The victory was his sixth in the last nine WoO events.

Pennsylvania has been fertile soil for both TSR drivers throughout their historic careers. Kinser has won 65 of his 577 career WoO A-Feature triumphs in the Keystone State. The Bloomington, Indiana native would like to make Port Royal the 143rd facility where he’s been victorious and by doing so become the eighth different driver to win a WoO race at Port. Schatz has earned 22 of his 172 career WoO A-Feature wins in Pennsylvania. His victory at Port Royal in September 2004 was the 25th of his career and he followed that two nights later with his third National Open victory at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

The teammates have completed 86 nights of racing to date in the 2014 WoO STP Sprint Car Series campaign and their positions in the final standings are nearly secure. By showing up to each of the final three races, Schatz will earn the championship. He and his STP team are hoping to continue adding to their incredible totals highlighted by their 26 wins, 61 top-fives and 78 top-10s. Kinser ranks eighth overall.

For Saturday’s race at Port Royal Speedway, the gates will open at 3 p.m. EDT. Racing is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. More details are available by visiting www.portroyalspeedway.com .

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s events can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen live as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO STP 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 on all the site features, including live results from the track.

Steve Kinser, Driver of the No. 11 TSR/Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim:

It’s been a decade since you raced at Port Royal Speedway. What are your expectations for the weekend?

“Our thoughts are to go out there and do everything we can to have a chance at winning. It’s just like what we try to do every other night. The only difference is that it’s a place where we haven’t been for quite a while. We’ve had some things get better for us recently, like qualifying and being able to race in the heat, but the feature is when we’ve been struggling. The Bad Boy Buggies guys (Scott Gerkin, Gary DuBois, and Mark Angerett Jr.) have done a great job all season. We’ve had our moments and I know we’d all like a night where we’re strong from start to finish. Any time you go to Pennsylvania, there is going to be strong competition. We look forward to that and are excited to see what we can do on Saturday.”

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR/STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J:

The beat keeps going for you and the STP team. How much does it help you and your team each week knowing that you are capable of winning every time you show up at the track?

“It’s a mindset that we’ve strived for. We know after each race that we just have to forget about it and move on to the next one. It takes hard work and I have to give all the people involved with this STP team a lot of credit. The crew (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson, and Eric Prutzman) won’t be satisfied with anything but wins and sometimes we can win and feel like there are things we can do better. It’s always been about winning races. It’s been such a privilege to drive this car all season. Coming off an incredible year in 2013, we knew we had to keep digging to get where we wanted. I know every week I’m really excited to get to the track. Those guys are the same way. We are having so much fun right now. This week’s challenge is going to a place where we haven’t been in quite a while and see if we can keep it going. The season is almost over and, with the way things have been going, I wish we had 20 more races. Unfortunately, we only have three, so we’ll have to do our best in each one of those and see what we can accomplish.”

 

 

Speedweek Tracks Combine and Commit - $10,000.00 Bonus For Speedweek Winner!

Since its inception The Speedweek component of World Series Sprintcars has, in the eyes of many, been the jewel in the World Series Sprintcars Crown, in 2014-15 the five Speedweek venues are committed to ensuring it stays that way!

Speedway City in Adelaide, Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway, Borderline Speedway Mt. Gambier, Avalon International Raceway and Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway Warrnambool have combined and committed a $10,000.00 prize purse for the winner of the 2014-15 ENZED World Series Sprintcars Speedweek.

So now, not only will there be $10,000.00 on the line for each and every A-Main winner of Speedweek, but also the lure of a further $10,000.00 for the Speedweek Champion!

“World Series Sprintcars is the Blue Ribbon Series for Sprintcar Racing in Australia, and as venue operators, the five Speedweek venues have always invested that little extra to ensure that Speedweek is the most attractive proposition it can be for competitors and race fans alike”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

“By extending our commitment just that little bit further, it will hopefully see World Series Sprintcars continue to attract the very best competitors, which in turn means that the race fans see a great show at each of the five Speedweek rounds”, he added.

The ENZED World Series Sprintcars Speedweek will kick off on Boxing Night, December 26, 2014 at Speedway City in Adelaide. Night Two will be at Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway on December 27 before Night Three roars to life at Mt. Gambier’s Borderline Speedway to complete the South Australian swing.

Race teams and fans alike will get a chance to cool their jets and re-groups with a night off on December 29 before December 30 see’s the final World Series event for 2014 conducted at Avalon International Raceway. Speedweek then concludes with the traditional January 1 finale at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

 

 

The Nineteenth Annual 2014 Budweiser Oval Nationals "Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 7th & 8th PROGRAM FORMAT

Friday Night

Qualifying:

All cars will qualify two (2) laps. The faster of the two (2) laps will be their qualifying time. If a car misses their qualifying spot by more than three positions that car goes to the end of the qualifying line and will receive one (1) lap, that car won’t be able to start any higher than 50% of the scheduled feature field.

D Main:

The D Main will be for all cars Qualifying 57th and back up to a total of 20 cars. The D Main will be 10 laps. The top 4 from the D Main will tag the back of the C Main.

C Main:

The C Main will be for all cars Qualifying 41st – 56th plus the top four cars from the D Main. The C Main will be 10 laps. The top 4 from the C Main will tag the back of the B Main.

Heat Races:

All cars Qualifying in the top 40 will be in the heat races. There will be a total of five (5) heat races with eight (8) cars per heat race. The top six qualifiers will be fully inverted. The top four in each heat race will transfer to the thirty (30) lap A Main event. The cars finishing 5th – 8th will go straight to the B Main. Each heat race will be ten (10) laps.

B Main:

The B Main will have a total of 24 cars. All cars finishing 5th – 8th in the heat races will make up the lineup for the B Main plus the four transfers from the C Main. The lineup will straight up based on qualifying times. The top four (4) cars will transfer to the A Main. The B Main will be twelve (12) laps.

A Main:

The A Main will have a total of 24 cars. The fastest six (6) cars that transferred from the heat races will be inverted to make up rows 1-3. The rest of the field (rows 4 – 12) will be lined straight up according to qualifying times. The A Main will be thirty (30) laps.

SATURDAY NIGHT’S FORMAT

"THE SUPER SIX"

The "TOP SIX" in points from Friday Nights program will transfer directly to Saturday's A Main. Any ties in points will be broken by Friday Nights qualifying times.

Qualifying:

All cars will qualify two (2) laps. The faster of the two (2) laps will be their qualifying time. If a car misses their qualifying spot by more than three positions that car goes to the end of the qualifying line and will receive one (1) lap, that car won’t be able to start any higher than 50% of the scheduled feature field.

Heat Races:

All cars qualifying in the top 32 will be in the heat races. All cars qualifying 33rd and back will go directly to one of the B Mains. There will be a total of four (4) heat races with eight (8) cars per heat race. The top four qualifiers will be inverted. The top two (2) in each heat race will transfer to the forty (40) lap A Main event. The cars finishing 3rd – 8th will go straight to one of the B Mains. Each heat race will be ten (10) laps. Any car or driver that did not make a qualifying attempt Friday night will be delegated to tagging the back of their respective B Main.

THE SUPER SIX DASH:

The top six in points will be fully inverted and run a six (6) lap dash. The finishing order will determine the first three rows in the A Main. The winner of the dash may choose the inside or outside of row 1.

B Mains

The B Mains will be all the remaining cars that have not transferred to the A Main. The B Main Lineups will be based on total points including Saturday night’s points. The odd point cars will be lined straight up according to their points for the first B Main. The even point cars will be lined straight up according to their points for the second B Main. Each B Main will be twelve (12) Laps. The top five (5) cars from each B Main will transfer to the A Main.

saturday’s A MAIN EVENT

The A Main will have a total of twenty-four (24) cars. The lineup for the first three (3) rows will be determined by the Super Six Dash. Rows 4 - 7 will be the cars that transferred from the Heats and they will lineup according to their total points. Rows 8 – 12 will be the cars that transferred from the B Mains and they will line up according to their total points. The A Main will be Forty (40) laps. The Oval Nationals will be governed by the Official Rule Book for the USAC National and CRA Series. Once the first car is pushed off for the A Main, a 50 minute clock will begin. Once the clock reaches 50 minutes, the next yellow flag will produce a red flag to allow fuel only to be added to the cars. Any provisional starts in the Preliminary Main on Friday night’s program, points will only be awarded for USAC National standings and USAC/CRA standings. No Oval National points will be awarded for a Provisional start. You must earn your way into the Friday night Main to earn Oval National points for your starting position on Saturday Night.

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

Camping the Oval Nationals is available for $25.00 per night. The campground will open at noon on Wednesday, November 5th. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

To keep up with all of the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, sign up at The PAS Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

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Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the web site LoudPedal Productions

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

 

 

QLD WIN FOR FARR NOW FOR SYDNEY RETURN

Following a successful appearance last Saturday night at Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway in which he convincingly won the main event Robbie Farr returns to Sydney Speedway this weekend in search of his first feature race success there this season.

Farr dominated the 30-lap main event at Archerfield after starting on the second row of the grid.

The Hi-Tec Oils #7 Maxim was right on the money as Farr scorched to his third feature race victory for the season so far.

“We qualified 2nd fastest, came from the fourth row in both our heats and finished second and third respectively,” he recalls, “the random marble draw in the dash saw us start from fourth and finish third. That set us up for a second row start in the main event.”

Farr quickly moved to the lead where he remained until the chequers.

“It was great to get a good win in Brisbane and now we can focus on hopefully backing that up in Sydney on Saturday.”

The Hi-Tec Oils #7 Maxim will front for duty tomorrow night in the third round of the Sydney Sprintcar Premiership seeking the ECP Racing’s first podium there for the season.

“It’s my favourite track, we’ve got a fast racecar, we just need to put it all together.”

Following this Saturday night’s Sydney visit the ECP Racing team head to the following locations in the next week’s ahead:

Nov 1 – Sprintcar Masters – Speedway City, Adelaide SA Nov 8 – Avalon Raceway $10,000 Jackpot, Avalon VIC

Keep up to date with all the last minute information on East Coast Pipeline Racing at www.ecpracing.com as well as the team’s official Facebook page at East Coast Pipeline Racing plus Twitter and Instagram.

East Coast Pipeline Racing would again like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal corporate sponsors for their ongoing support: Hi-Tec Oils, Vermeer, East Coast Pipeline, Australia Wide Drilling, Australian Portable Camps, Golden City Trucks, Garrett Race Engines, Pipeline Plant Hire, IOR Energy, PWR Radiators, Bell Helmets, ButlerBuilt Seats and Revolution Racegear.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING RETURNS TO PORT ROYAL

RETURN TO PORT ROYAL: Larson Marks Racing and driver Shane Stewart return to the scene of their first-ever race this weekend. Larson Marks Racing made its debut at Port Royal (Penn.) Speedway on Saturday, April 25. The team started sixth and finished fourth in the All-Star Circuit of Champions event.

CONSISTENT IN PA: Although Larson Marks Racing hasn't yet earned a feature win in Pennsylvania, the team has earned five top-10 finishes in its last six races in the Keystone State. Stewart most recently finished sixth in the Williams Grove National Open.

MOST RECENT RACE: Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team nearly scored their fourth win of their debut season last Saturday at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway. Stewart started second in the 40-lap race and led the first 35 laps before being passed by current World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series points leader Donny Schatz.

2014 WINS: In its debut season, Larson Marks Racing has earned three feature victories. The first occurred at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio in May. The team then won their preliminary night feature event in the 2014 FVP Knoxville Nationals. On September 2, Stewart ended Donny Schatz's win streak by taking the checkers at Willamette (Ore.) Speedway.

CONSISTENCY IS KEY: In its 47 starts thus far in its debut season, Larson Marks Racing has posted 31 top-10 finishes.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by Kyle Larson and Justin Marks. Larson, a former winged sprint car driver, is now battling for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie of the year honors and will be competing for his first Sprint Cup Series win this weekend at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Marks also competes in a limited NASCAR schedule and is a successful entrepreneur, as well as owner of GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C.

CREW CHIEF: Veteran crew chief Steve Suchy oversees the No. 2 Larson Marks Racing team. Suchy, 39, has previously worked with notable drivers Larson, Cody Darrah, Stevie Smith and Greg Hodnett. A Pennsylvania native, Suchy relocated to North Carolina last winter to lead the formation of the new Larson Marks Racing team.

LARSON MARKS IN 2014: Larson Marks Racing has just three races left in its rookie season. The 50-race schedule allowed Suchy and the team to build a notebook and fully prepare for a full World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season in 2015.

NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will next race with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in its season finale at the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

CONNECT WITH LMR: More information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, can be found on the team's website www.larsonmarksracing.com, on its twitter account @LarsonMarks and on its Facebook page www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing.

SEASON STATS:

STARTS: 47 WINS: 3

TOP-FIVES: 16 TOP-10s: 31

QUOTES:

Shane Stewart, Driver, No.2 GoPro Sprint Car: "I feel that our performance has significantly improved against the World of Outlaws and the Pennsylvania guys when we race over there. We struggled a bit during the May Outlaw swing, but the last few races over there we've been a lot stronger.

"We've almost come full circle really. We started together -- our first race as a team -- at Port Royal clear back in April. A lot has happened since then. We earned some wins, reached a level of consistency and got to know each other a lot as teammates. I'm really looking forward to a full season with these guys on the Outlaw tour next year."

 

 

Double Down Set to Double Up With Tri-C Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the season in California extending into November, Jonathan Allard has had to return back to New Zealand for his season down under, and Willie Croft is excited to announce that he will be returning to the seat of the Tri-C Motorsports machine for both the King of the West and Civil War Series season finale’s at the Stockton Dirt Track, as well as the Winter Heat Showdown in Arizona in January.

“I am very honored and thankful that Clyde Lamar has asked me to come back and drive for him in a few races,” Croft said. “The Tri-C Motorsports team as had a great year with Jonathan Allard, and I am looking forward to working with this team on a few occasions.”

Fresh off of his Trophy Cup triumph this last weekend in Tulare, CA, Croft comes into the Stockton event with some big-time momentum on his side, as he has tallied four second place finishes, and a win, in his last seven starts.

“The last couple of weeks have been really good for myself, and coming into a team that has ran well all year really seems like a good fit,” Croft said. “We were able to win a handful of races together last year, and hopefully we can put a couple great night’s together.”

Aside from the November 1st double at the Stockton Dirt Track, Croft will also head to Arizona with the Tri-C Motorsports team in January during the Winter Heat Showdown at the Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, AZ.

“It is a great opportunity to do some racing in January, and I really cannot thank Clyde and Marion Lamar enough for thinking of me,” Croft added. “It will be a tough week in Arizona, but hopefully I can do them proud, and we can have some fun racing in the winter when we normally would be at home.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, The Christian Stover

Foundation, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Shark Racing Engines, A.R.T., M.R.O. Industrial Supply, Redline Oil, Kaeding Performance, PaPa’s Beef Jerky, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, AIC Powdercoating, and GUTS for their support in 2014.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-29, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-13.

ON TAP: Croft will next be in action on November 1st at the Stockton Dirt Track with the King of the West Series and the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster aboard the Tri-C Motorsports No. 3c machine.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @wcroft29.

 

 

‘Bad Boy Buggies® Salutes The King’ Winner Chosen Montana Woman Wins Steve Kinser-Themed Ambush® iS, Trip to World Finals

INDIANAPOLIS (October 23, 2014) – For the last four decades, 20-time World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series champion Steve Kinser has been putting on a show at dirt tracks all across North America. Over the past nine months, he’s been putting smiles on the faces of countless fans nightly in his final full season with “The Greatest Show on Dirt” in what has been dubbed the WoO “Salute to the King Tour.”

In honor of Kinser’s final full season with the Outlaws, Bad Boy Buggies®, a leader in off-road utility vehicles for hunting and outdoor recreation, conducted the “Bad Boy Buggies Salutes The King” online contest in a joint-effort with Tony Stewart Racing (TSR). On Monday, Dolly Bickel of Lincoln, Montana was chosen from more than 50,000 entries as the grand-prize winner and will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina for the season-ending World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway and receive the keys to a one-of-kind, “Salute to the King Tour” Steve Kinser-themed Ambush iS.

“This is really exciting for me,” Bickel said. “I’ve been a racing fan most of my life. I used to go all the time when I lived in New Jersey but I don’t get to go often anymore now that I live out here in Montana. I’ve never been to Charlotte or met Steve Kinser, so it’s going to be something I’ll never forget. The best part is being able to take my new Bad Boy Buggies Ambush trail riding. I have over an acre of land and can’t wait to get out and enjoy my new ride.”

In a special presentation during Friday’s opening ceremonies at The Dirt Track with Kinser and Eric Bondy, Vice President, Consumer Business for Bad Boy Buggies, Bickel will be given ownership rights to the customized Ambush iS, which is designed similar to Kinser’s TSR No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim.

“This has been a great season to commemorate Steve’s final year with the Outlaws,” Bondy said. “We are so thrilled to be associated with Steve and Tony Stewart Racing. Being able to engage with their fans, and the loyalty the World of Outlaws fan base has is incredible. We’re really happy with how the ‘Salute to the King Tour’ Steve Kinser-themed Ambush iS turned out. I’m excited to meet Dolly and witness her excitement when we give her the keys.”

Bad Boy Buggies looks to continue providing the best vehicle technology for outdoor enthusiasts and recreational riders seeking to tackle the trails and enjoy the outdoors at the highest level. This is the second season the brand has partnered with TSR as primary sponsor of Kinser and his Sprint car. Kinser will conclude his 2014 season, his final full season with the Outlaws, at the World Finals with a pair of races Friday and Saturday.

“Dolly is certainly going to be excited,” Kinser said. “I know I’ve really enjoyed driving my Ambush iS all over my property. We’ve had so many fans talk with us this year. They’ve talked about racing, my career, and a lot of them have asked me about Bad Boy Buggies. It’s been a thrill to carry their logos on my car, get to know the people who run their company, and talk with fans about how cool these machines are. It’s been a lot of fun and this is just another example of how they truly are looking to better their brand through our relationship.”

More information can be found at www.BadBoyBuggies.com. Follow Bad Boy Buggies on Facebook at www.facebook.com/badboybuggies and on Twitter @badboybuggies.

About Bad Boy Buggies

Bad Boy Buggies is a leader in off-road utility vehicles for hunting and outdoor lifestyles. Bad Boy Buggies pioneered the category of electrically powered 4x4 vehicles, ideal for hunting and outdoor recreation due to their silent, odorless operation and environmentally friendly, emissions-free drivetrains.

Today, the Bad Boy Buggies product line ranges from four-wheel-drive electric hunting machines such as the Recoil®, a fully electric, 4WD vehicle with an innovative, highly efficient 72-volt AC electric drivetrain, to the Work Series of diesel and gas-powered utility vehicles, including the Bad Boy Buggies XD, a versatile 4WD, diesel-powered utility vehicle with a total capacity of 1,600 pounds.

In 2010, the Bad Boy Buggies brand and product line were acquired by E-Z-GO®, a business unit of Textron Inc.

About Tony Stewart Racing

Tony Stewart Racing is the title-winning World of Outlaws Sprint Series and USAC Racing Series teams owned by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart. The team fields two entries in the World of Outlaws Sprint Series – the No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet/Maxim for 20-time series champion Steve Kinser and the No. 15 STP/Armor All/Chevrolet/J&J for five-time series champion Donny Schatz. TSR also fields entries for four-time USAC champion Bryan Clauson and three-time USAC champion Bobby East. Based in Brownsburg, Ind., Tony Stewart Racing operates out of a 25,000-sqaure-foot facility.

For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.TonyStewartRacing.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing and on Twitter at @TonyStewart_rcg. Follow Steve Kinser’s Salute to the King tour on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SaluteToTheKing and on Twitter @SteveKinser_Rcg.

 

 

A Decade Later: Kraig Kinser Returns to Port Royal Speedway

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — October 23, 2014 — Quite a bit had changed since the last time that Kraig Kinser and his fellow World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competitors raced at Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania. The wings and tires on the 900-plus horsepower machines have changed quite a bit over the last decade. At Port Royal itself, a number of upgrades to the facility and track surface have also been made since the last time the Outlaws rolled into town. The series will return to the sprawling half-mile located at the Juniata County Fairgrounds this weekend for a full night of racing.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at Port Royal Speedway is set for Saturday, October 25. A full night of racing begins with hot laps, followed by time trials, heat races, a dash, Last Chance Showdown and 25-lap, $10,000-to-win A- Feature. A special early start time will see heat races hit the track at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time.

In the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in their last visit to Port Royal Speedway in 2004, Kinser finished fifth in the A-Feature. The third-generation driver timed in ninth-fastest of the 25 entries to open the night. Kinser finished third in the first heat race, which put him in the second dash. In that five-lap contest, the native of Bloomington, Indiana, finished third to line up on the outside of the third row for the 25-lap main event.

“With it being so long since we've been at Port Royal, you have to treat it pretty much like a new track,” said Kinser, who drives the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store Maxim. “Having raced on a number of bigger tracks this year that should help, but Port Royal is a pretty unique place. We'll take a good look at the surface and configuration when we get there and look at some of our notes and go from there. It sounds like it’s going to be a great event and the fans up there are certainly excited.”

The third-generation driver has taken part in eight races in the state of Pennsylvania this season with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at three different tracks. Kinser’s most recent start in the state came in the National Open at the famed Williams Grove Speedway at the beginning of the month. He also has raced at Lernerville Speedway in Western Pennsylvania and Lincoln Speedway in the middle portion of the state.

Kinser finished 20th last weekend with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Fremont Speedway in Ohio. He opened the night as the 13th-fastest qualifier, which put him on the front row of the third heat race. Kinser finished second in that heat to transfer to the 40-lap A-Feature at the third-mile bullring.

The 2005 winner of the Knoxville Nationals is currently ninth in the series standings on the strength of 30 top-10 finishes, including a win at Clay County Fair Speedway in Iowa, last month.

“We really want to end the year on a strong note and have a good finish at Port Royal and then in both races at Charlotte as well,” Kinser said. “We’ll face stiff competition at Port Royal with the Pennsylvania guys and then at Charlotte, there will be cars from across the country there. Both races will be a good measuring stick to see how we go into the off-season.”

Kraig Kinser Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, Mesilla Valley Transportation, King Racing Products, Maxim, Aerodine Composites, Sander Engineering, Integra Shocks, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bell, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Schoenfeld Headers, Donovan Engineering, Fel-Pro, Brodix, Wilwood, Dyer’s, Barnes Systems, Ringer Gloves, Jakes Custom Golf Carts, and Ben Cook Racing Limited for their continued support.

Kraig Kinser By the Numbers: Port Royal Speedway: 0.5- Miles around Port Royal Speedway 1-Win this season 4- Tracks in Pennsylvania that the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will race at in 2014 5- Finishing position at Port Royal in 2004 7- Previous visits by the World of Outlaws to Port Royal 9- Main events contested thus far by the series in Pennsylvania this season 15.168- Track record at Port Royal Speedway 25- Laps led in A-Feature events thus far in 2014 30- Top-10 finishes this season 356- Miles from Fremont Speedway in Ohio, where the World of Outlaws raced on October 18 to Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania 2004- Year of last World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at Port Royal 10,215- Points earned through October 18

Keep up with all the action For the latest news on Kraig Kinser, visit http://www.kraigkinser.com, and follow Kraig on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kraigkinser11k and receive live updates from the track each and every race night.

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Taylor Ferns Returns to Atomic Speedway for the Open Wheel Championships

By Ferns Racing PR

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — October 23, 2014 — Late season events usually draw some of the largest and strongest fields of the year. With the checkered flag having flown for most tracks and series in the Midwest this year, a stout field is expected this weekend at Atomic Speedway in Ohio for the inaugural Open Wheel Championships. Taylor Ferns has raced against a wide variety of competition this season in a 410-winged sprint car in her No. 55F Eco-Mend machine and looks forward to the challenge that awaits her at the Open Wheel Championships, which are sanctioned by the start-up Renegade Sprint Series.

The Open Wheel Championships are set for Friday, October 24, and Saturday, October 25 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. The finale of the two-night event will pay $15,000 to the winner. A field of 70-plus cars is expected from across the Midwest.

“We are treating it like every other race we’ve gone to at Atomic this year,” said Ferns. “We’ve been fast there all year and hopefully will be quick again this weekend. The pill draw is going to be very important this weekend with the field of cars on-hand, so hopefully we get a good pill draw. The goal is to pass cars and finish up front in the heat race to make the show, and not have to worry about the B or C mains. We only have a couple races left this year and want to finish the season on a good note.”

Fern has made six appearances at Atomic Speedway this season, including in the inaugural Renegade Sprint Series event on August 23, in which she finished 16th, after running as high as third late in the race, before getting collected in an accident. The native of Shelby Township, Michigan, who now calls the Indianapolis area home, recorded a best finish of sixth at the high-banked three-eighths-mile on May 3. She also set quick time at Atomic Speedway with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions on July 3. During the Ohio Sprint Speedweek event, Ferns clocked in sixth-fastest of the 62 entries on hand and raced her way into the dash.

“We raced at Atomic a lot in the early spring when it was colder out, so those conditions are similar to what we will see this time of the year,” she explained when asked about the late season conditions. “The weather at Atomic definitely plays a lot into the track conditions throughout the night. During the summer, the corners really seemed to dry out due to the sun. It’s been cooler and rainy recently, so that will play a factor in how the surface is this week, and there will be a lot of cars on the track as well in all of the divisions that are racing. We’ll keep an eye on the track as the weekend goes on and adapt and adjust for the changes.”

In the Renegades first-ever event at Atomic in August, Ferns was fourth-fastest in time trials, with a very strong 37-car field in attendance. The 18-year-old finished fourth in the fourth heat race to earn a spot in the dash, where she finished fifth. Ferns lined up on the inside of the third row for the A-Feature and was running as high as third in the second half of the race, before being caught up an incident with six laps remaining, which caused too much damage to continue. She was credited with a 16th-place finish in that attrition-filled race.

“Knowing that Atomic is a track we have run strong at gives me confidence going back,” said Ferns. “We ran pretty well there during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek show and there were a lot of cars at that race. I feel good and I know my team is feeling good, and that always helps when you pull into the track.”

Ferns made her most recent start in the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions season-ending Sprintacular at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio, finishing 19th on October 11. The night before she made her first-career 360-winged sprint car start at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Ohio. She won her heat race and started eighth in the main event, before another car made contact with her on the second lap, leading to a violent flip that ended her night.

The winningest female driver in USAC history was victorious earlier this season with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association at Southern Ohio Speedway to earn her first-career 410-winged sprint car win. Ferns has picked up eight top-10 finishes this season in events across the Midwest. In addition to racing with the Renegade Sprint Series and UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, she made her World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series debut at Bloomington Speedway in Indiana last month and also raced with the series at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Ohio.

Following this weekend’s Open Wheel Championships, Ferns will wrap up the season at the World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte in November with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing would like to thank their valued partners: Eco-Mend, Jimmy’s Towing Recovery & Transport, Indy Race Parts, Motor City Auto Transport Inc., National Auto Placement, Project Podium, Women’s Sports Foundation, Lyn St. James Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation, FK Rod Ends, Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Lansing Sanitary Supply (LSS), Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt, Allstar Performance, Stanton Racing Engines, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Race4Girls and Racing2Cure.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Guides Team ILP to Victory During 41st annual Winter Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Oct. 23, 2014) - Inside Line Promotions driver Tony Bruce Jr. recorded the lone victory for Team ILP last weekend.

Bruce Jr. led the final four laps of the 41st annual Winter Nationals on Friday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. It was his fourth win of the year and third with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Other Team ILP drivers with a top five include:

Alex Bright placed second during the ARDC Midgets season finale on Saturday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa.

Derek Hagar advanced from 12th to fourth on Wednesday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during the 2nd annual Short Track Nationals Open. He also maneuvered to a fifth-place result on Saturday during the 41st annual Winter Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Also, Inside Line Promotions is proud to announce its newest client - sprint car driver Andee Beierle!

VICTORIES -

Derek Hagar - 15 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mo., on March 1; Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on March 15; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 5 and April 26; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on April 19 and May 3; Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 24; Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., on May 25; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 26 and Aug. 16; East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., on June 14; Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio, on July 4; Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., on Aug. 23; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on Sept. 5 and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on Sept. 27); Jack Dover - 14 (Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on May 2, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1; Crawford County Speedway on May 9; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 10 and July 12; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 25 and July 17; U.S. 36 Raceway near Cameron, Mo., on June 13; 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on June 15; Park Jefferson International Raceway in Jefferson, S.D., on July 11; Boone County Fair at Albion Speedway in Albion, Neb., on July 13; Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., on July 26 and Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on Sept. 6); Alex Bright - 11 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 21; Greenwood Valley Action Track in Millville, Pa., on April 5; Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., on May 2; Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on May 25; Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., on July 9; Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., on July 12 and Aug. 10; Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pa., on July 25; Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Aug. 15; Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Aug. 16 and Lanco Speedway in Newmanstown, Pa., on Aug. 31); Seth Bergman - 10 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 4; West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on April 18 and Sept. 7; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 17 and July 26; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 24 and May 25; Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 14; Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on Aug. 31 and Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 13); Big Game Motorsports - 8 (Craig Dollansky - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 26, May 24 and June 21; Oshkosh Speed Zone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wis., on May 4 and Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on June 22/Sammy Swindell - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on April 26; Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 11 and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 1); Sam Hafertepe Jr. - 6 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on May 17; Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on June 6; Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on June 18; Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Aug. 16; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on Aug. 21 and Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 12); Henry Van Dam - 6 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 31 and June 14 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 7, July 11, Aug. 2 and Aug. 23); Tony Bruce Jr. - 4 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on March 21 and Oct. 17; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 24 and Outlaw Motorsports Park in Wainwright, Okla., on June 20); Danny Lasoski - 4 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6 and Oct. 11; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 9 and Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on Aug. 30); Giovanni Scelzi - 4 (Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., on March 29; Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on April 18 and June 27 and Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif., on May 31); Andrew Felker - 3 (Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on June 22; I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Sept. 20 and Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on Sept. 27); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 3 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on June 7; Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on July 26 and Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La., on Sept. 6); Travis Rilat - 3 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia on Feb. 8; Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on May 3 and Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on June 20); Channin Tankersley - 3 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 22; Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, on June 21 and Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on Sept. 27); White Lightning Motorsports - 3 (Jamie Ball - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 21/Devin Kline - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 19 and Aug. 2); Josh Baughman - 2 (Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on July 12 and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Aug. 16); John Binz - 2 (Mountain Creek Speedway in Grand Prairie, Texas, on Sept. 5 and Sept. 26); Kevin Swindell - 2 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 29 and Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., on Aug. 17); Chase Johnson - 1 (Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on Aug. 23); Trey Starks - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on Aug. 28); Jordan Weaver - 1 (Limerock Speedway in Le Roy, N.Y., on Sept. 20) and Austen Wheatley - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 24).

ON THE INTERNET -

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INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Beierle Following First Year in Full-Size Sprint Car With Debut at Turkey Night

Inside Line Promotions - BISMARCK, N.D. (Oct. 23, 2014) - Andee Beierle spent the majority of her inaugural season in a full-size sprint car competing at the most prestigious race track in the country.

Beierle, who advanced from go-karts to mini sprints to modifieds with stints in midgets and legends cars, raced in the 305ci sprint car class at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this year.

"Although we ran into a lot of mechanical issues throughout the season, we did get to run at the Sprint Car Capital of the World," she said. "We met a lot of great people and we came out of the season in one piece."

Beierle competed in an estimated 10 sprint car races this season and she looks forward to stepping up to the 360ci ranks next year at the famed half-mile oval. She will potentially compete in some 305 events as well, but the 19-year-old also has to juggle life as a sophomore at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

"This year was like dipping my toes into the water at arguably the best track in the country," she said. "I didn't get to race as often as I'd like and when we did compete we seemed to run into issues. I'm excited about racing there next year because if you can do well at Knoxville Raceway, where it is about as tough as it gets, it's saying something."

This season will wrap up on Nov. 27 at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., for the 74th annual Turkey Night with the USAC Honda National Midget Series. Beierle will race a midget for veteran Zach Daum, who is fresh off his second straight POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series championship.

"He seems really professional and knows what he's doing," Beierle said. "I think it'll be a really good opportunity to work with him."

Beierle, who said she has raced in approximately 10 midget races throughout the past four years, will also pilot a midget for Daum during the 29 th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Jan. 13-17.

UP NEXT -

Nov. 27 at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., for the 74th annual Turkey Night with the USAC Honda National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndeeBeierleRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/A_B_Racing41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Northern Coatings, Inc.

Northern Coatings Inc. (NCI) management has more than 75 years of combined experience in the industrial painting and sandblasting industry. Located in Bismarck, N.D., NCI has earned the reputation for high-quality workmanship and outstanding customer relations. For more information, visit http://www.NCIPainting.com.

"Everyone at Northern Coatings, Inc. is extremely professional and efficient in their work," Beierle said. "They always exceed expectations and I can't thank them enough for the support."

Beierle would also like to thank Lone Mountain Truck Leasing, Arienco Inc., Simple Website Creations and IETF for their continued support.

 

 

Inaugural NSCHoF World Finals Auction set for Saturday, November 8, in Charlotte, N.C.; to Benefit Four Non-Profit Racing Charities

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (October 23, 2014) – The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation is excited to announce its inaugural NSCHoF World Finals Auction, set for Saturday, November 8, at 12 Noon on the grounds of the Charlotte Motor Speedway during the World of Outlaws (WoO) World Finals. The auction will be located in the pavilion in front of the Z-Max Dragway and it will benefit the following non-profit racing charities: National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa; Speedway Children’s Charities of Concord, N.C.; National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame in Union, Kentucky; and the Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame in Weedsport, New York.

According to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum executive director Bob Baker, “We all know that non-profit charitable organizations need on-going financial support, so we are excited to team up with Speedway Children’s Charities and two other motorsports museums on this first-ever memorabilia auction during the World Finals. Our goal is to offer approximately seventy-five unique authentic items, many of which will be autographed, from the worlds of sprint car racing, dirt late model racing and dirt modified racing. Of course, being in Charlotte, we will also have items from NASCAR stock car racing, as well as from Oswego super-modified racing, NHRA drag racing, and IndyCar racing. This is going to be an incredible event and we will have more news in the two weeks leading up to it.”

Those seeking more information on the eighth annual World of Outlaws World Finals, November 6-8, in Charlotte, North Carolina, racing fans are encouraged to visit http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/dirt/tickets/world_of_outlaws_world_finals_50943/.

Those seeking more information on the four charities are urged to visit:

http://www.speedwaycharities.org/;

http://www.sprintcarhof.com/Pages/Home;

http://ndlmhof.wordpress.com/;

http://www.dirthalloffame-classiccarmuseum.com/.

 

 

UNITED RACING CLUB PARTNERS WITH DRIVER WEBSITES

Driver Websites is very excited to have the United Racing Club on board with everything that Driver Websites has to offer, including the power of MyRacePass. With our packages for race tracks or series, you are not getting “just” a website. Our packages come with a whole line of online management tools to help you as the promoter/track owner/manager successfully carry out the day-to-day duties. Automatic point calculations, Mobile Web Apps for lineups, payouts, reporting structures for drivers, teams, and much, much more are all aspects of our packages. There are many tools that the Driver can benefit from your series or track utilizing a MyRacePass Pro site or a Custom Website; starting with the FREE MRP Basic driver profile. This FREE profile allows the drivers to update their information, including their biography, sponsor information, race stats, photos, news, and your schedule and results. On top of that, much of the content in your FREE profile will get updated automatically through the series that you are racing with. With the MRP Pro account, you can take a peek at the Drivers MRP Pro Mobile Web App and view exactly where he/she finished, how many points were earned and how much CASH is being paid! With the all-new MRP Pit Board, the drivers can get instant information from the series via a text message - these are all great aspects of what Driver Websites and MyRacePass can offer. When completed and up and running, fans will find the website at unitedracingclub.net. Until then, fans can follow all of the news and announcements concerning the club via it's Facebook page under United Racing Club or on twitter @ URCClub Anyone interested in scheduling races or sponsoring the United Racing Club in 2015 and beyond, may contact Curt Michael at 302-344-1882

 

 

Jackson motors on to round three Official Release: Jackson Delamont Motorsport October 23, 2014

Jackson Delamont heads back to Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway to tackle round three of the Sprintcar Track Championship this Saturday night.

The week off came at a good time for the young racer, as he used the time well to prepare for warfare this weekend.

“We spent a lot of time working on the car last weekend, in fact the whole weekend. We focused on getting things working better to give us the best possible shot at a good run this weekend,” Jackson said.

You get the feeling this young man doesn’t like weekends off.

“Yeah we are definitely looking forward to getting back out there this weekend,” grinned Jackson, “having a weekend off just makes you want to race that much more!”

Currently, at this early stage, Jackson sits in twenty-second position in the Sprintcar Track Championship, a position he will be hoping to improve come the conclusion of Saturday night.

“This season, it is especially tough. There are plenty of good cars and drivers out there. You never go to Valvoline Raceway sure of yourself, simply because the competition is just so tough. I am reasonably happy with our progress so far, but we need to make sure we consistently make the A- Main each night, to be in a good running for the Track Championship,” Jackson concluded.

A reminder that Jackson’s team page www.facebook.com/JacksonDealmont48 gives regular updates throughout the night of racing plus there is plenty of merchandise on sale at each meeting.

Jackson would like to thank his sponsors for their support this season:

Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines

Photo by Jo Richards – www.impactonline.net.au

 

 

The guns are ready to fire this Saturday night Official release: Sprintcar Association of NSW October 23, 2014

Everything is in readiness for the next Sprintcar Association of NSW meeting to blast off, this Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway.

Once again, a field of 50 cars have nominated for the event, including Jamie Veal who will attempt to make history and become the first Victorian ever to win a hat-trick of features at Valvoline Raceway.

Leading the ‘Parramatta Posse’ charge is names like Max Johnston, Grant Tunks, Roddy and Toby Bellbowen, Steve Caunt and a host of others.

Leading the interstate charge is, of course, Jamie Veal. The man has been electrifying in the opening two meetings. Trevor Green, Danny Reidy, Jason Pryde, Luke Nash, Jack Lee and Terry Kelly complete the interstate line-up. It just promises so much this weekend.

There is plenty to race for as the early race for the Valvoline Raceway Sprintcar Track Championship starts to play out.

All drivers will also be using this as a good lead-up to the international season which might be two months away, but only four more shows before the international visitors hit town. Sprintcar time trials will once again kick off the show, beginning at 6pm. When: Saturday, October 25 Where: Valvoline Raceway What: Round 3 Sprintcar Track Championship Nominations: 50 Track Championship top 10 going into this weekend: Jamie Veal – 508 Danny Reidy – 486 Ben Atkinson – 482 Max Dumesny – 472 Robbie Farr – 472 Matt Dumesny – 472 Toby Bellbowen – 472 James Thompson – 464 Marty Perovich – 452 Roddy Bellbowen – 448

Photo courtesy Jo Richards – www.impactonline.net.au

Upcoming events: November 8 – Valvoline Raceway – Sid Hopping Shootout November 22 – Round 5 Sprintcar Track Championship.

 

 

Toby back on track this Saturday Official release: Toby Bellbowen Motorsport October 23, 2014

Toby Bellbowen returns to competition this weekend, October 25 at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway. Currently sitting equal fourth in the Track Championship, he is hoping continue the good form going into the third round of the track championship.

“I'm very much looking forward to another shot this Saturday night,” Toby said.

“We have every reason to be able to perform well. We are hoping to be able to tap into some good form this weekend.

“I just want us to put a whole night together. We have shown we are strong for time-trials and we have a fast car we can race with but as the track changes we need to work better together so I can feel 100% comfortable in the car. I have every belief that, along with my great bunch of guys and supportive sponsors, we can do just that. It's up to me to make sure we are there at the end of 30 green flag laps at the end of the night, so it's full attack.”

Toby also spoke about the looming international season in which some top line Americans will be in Sydney battling with the Australians.

“I love racing the toughest racers in the world. Any sort of hype for an event makes me work harder, and just knowing there is more competition on the way is enough to get me going. They don't muck around come race time, and I can assure everyone that we will be just as ready come the international season.”

Another strong field has nominated for the event this Saturday so make sure you get out to Valvoline Raceway to cheer on Toby. You can also connect with him on Facebook at facebook.com/tobybellbowen70 where updates are provided through the night. At the completion of this meeting, Toby will be competing at the following meetings in November. November 8 – Valvoline Raceway - Sid Hopping Shootout - Track Championship round 4 November 22 – Valvoline Raceway – Sprintcar Track Championship round 5.

An announcement will be made if Toby competes at any additional race meetings interstate.

As always, Toby would like to thank the following sponsors for their support during the 2014/2015 racing season:

Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota

Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution

Photo by Jo Richards – www.impactonline.net.au

 

 

AHG Sprintcar Series

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014

NATURALLY after his feature race win this week Ryan Farrell is the early leader in the 2014-15 AHG Sprintcar Series championship.

Points are awarded only for the finishing order in feature races.

Points: Ryan Farrell 150, Jamie Maiolo 146, Cameron Gessner 144, Mark Wells 142, Carl Dowling 140, Bradley Maiolo 138, Jake Beard-Miller 136, Scott Reilly 134, Ryan Lancaster 132, Lee Nash 130, Shaun Bradford 128, Jeff Leisk 126, Daniel Harding 124, Jason Kendrick 122, Kye Scroop 120, Jason Boland 118, David Priolo 116, Daryl Clayden 114, Shane Norris 112, Daniel Keen 110, Callum Williamson 108, Troy Lawson 106, Kris Coyle, Robert Watson junior, Steven Ford 50 each.

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THE Tuesday night meeting at the Motorplex had the hallmarks of a good start to the season for Shaun Bradford.

He was quickest in qualifying in his group and then converted a P10 start into a sixth in his first heat race.

Next time out he started on pole and finished second to Ryan Farrell in a result that put the pair of them on the front row for the 25-lap feature race.

The third-generation racer was looking strong until midrace distance when he started dropping back through the field, losing car speed.

The next day it was revealed the motor had a broken valve spring and making matters worse one of the four engine mounts had completely torn off from the chassis.

Prior to that Bradford was very fast and recorded his best lap on lap five – cutting a 13.570-second lap at 132.646km/h.

The quickest in the feature race was winner Ryan Farrell who circulated in 13.207 seconds on lap 10 for 136.291km/h.

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HE might have been racing on Tuesday night but on Wednesday he was welcoming his first child into this world.

Congratulations to David Priolo and wife Melissa on the birth of ‘Cruz Priolo’.

On Tuesday night Priolo was very fast in the Watsons Express Transport #8 before withdrawing from the high-speed contest with engine dramas on lap 19.

This week it will all be about getting used to life as a dad but late next week he will also be dealing with defending the Magic Man 34 title he won at the Perth Motorplex last year.

The 34 lap race pays tribute to former champion Michael Figliomeni.

Stay tuned on the weekend for a video interview where we talk to Priolo about what the Magic Man event and the strong connection with the Figliomeni family means to him.

**

UPCOMING EVENTS

Rd 2 – November 1: Magic Man 34 at the Perth Motorplex

Rd 3 – November 8: Battery Alltypes Southern Thunder Series at Quit Bunbury Speedway

Rd 4 – November 22: Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings at the Perth Motorplex.

 

 

Tough Trophy Cup Ends Shaw’s 2014 Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- Looking for a nice weekend at the ultra tough Trophy Cup to close out his season over the weekend, Kyler Shaw ran into some bad luck on Thursday night, before a parts failure during time trials on Friday night brought his weekend to an early close.

“Overall it was a pretty good season for us, I feel,” Shaw said. “The end of the year was a little rough with some big crashes, but for the most part I feel like I got better as a driver, and we got pretty consistent at Placerville.”

Finding himself in the C Main on Thursday night, Shaw was looking to work his way through the field for a shot at the B Main, but on the sixth lap, cars started crashing in front of him in turns three and four, and with nowhere to go, Shaw’s Shaw Structures Unlimited/PM$ Investments/Stan Yockey Motorsports No. 92 machine made contact and ultiamately got upside down, bringing the 17-year-old driver’s night to an early end.

Looking to put a bad Thursday night behind him, Shaw was back in action on Friday night, as he looked to put up a good points night and head into Saturday night in a good position.

On his first lap of time trials, Shaw went into turn one, and a steering arm broke, and Shaw was unable to turn as he made contact with the wall, before riding the catch fence, causing his machine to tip over. His night was done before it ever really got stated.

“Man, Fall Nationals and Trophy Cup were really rough on us,” he said. “I have to thank my parents and all of our supporters for sticking behind me. It is tough to end the year like that but we had some positives. It is crazy the season is over, but I am already looking forward to 2015.”

Kyler would like to thank Shaw Structures Unlimited, PM$ Investments, Stan Yockey Motorsports, Pro Signs, 4FourGraphics, F4st Four Media, Borrelo Racing Engines, Uncle Dave’s Ranch, and Sid’s Smokehouse for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-30, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-12.

ON TAP: Kyler’s 2014 Sprint Car season has come to a close.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Kyler Shaw by following @KS2Motorsports on Twitter, or liking https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kyler-Shaw-Motorsports/210375962325287.

 

 

Time Is Running Out on BR Motorsports’ Monstober Blowout

PETERSEN MEDIA: With just a little over a week left in the month of October, that means there is just a little over a week left in BR Motorsports’ Monstober Blowout!

Up until October 31st, customers in California will have their sales tax covered by BR Motorsports while customers residing outside of the Golden State will receive a discounted shipping rate.

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SCHATZ KEEPS WINNING, SEVERAL J&J DRIVERS 2014 CHAMPIONS

McKENZIE, TN - J&J Auto Racing driver Donny Schatz continues to lead the way to victory lane at dirt tracks across the country. Last weekend the driver of Tony Stewart Racing's (TSR) No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J added another amazing performance to his historic 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series campaign by winning from the 11th starting spot at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway. Schatz is on target to claim the 2014 WoO championship and would join several 2014 J&J Auto Racing champions.

SCHATZ ROLLS TO 26

One week after scoring his 25th WoO win of 2014, Donny Schatz made it two consecutive wins by thrilling the capacity crowd with his run through the B-Main and ultimately from 11th to first in the 40-lap A-Feature. He took the lead with seven laps remaining and drove off to score his 26th victory of the season.

“It was a great race,” Schatz said following his second consecutive win at the 3/8-mile, dirt oval. “We qualified really well but had some issues in our heat and had to come through the B. You’re going to have nights like that. We came back and rallied. The racetrack was tricky. I just couldn’t quite figure out how to get my car to roll in the right spot until later in the race. Luckily, I was able to stay in a good spot and stay with them. It was just another phenomenal job by everyone on this team. We can’t wait to get to the next race.”

2014 Champions - J&J Auto Racing

Marshall Skinner became the latest J&J Auto Racing driver to earn a 2014 championship. Skinner wheeled his No. 26 J&J to track championships at both I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas and Riverside International Speedway in W. Memphis, Arkansas. He also captured the Comp Cams Interstate Points Championship. Skinner joins the list below of 2014 J&J champions:

Carl Bowser (No. 10 J&J): Lernerville 410 Sprint Champion Tony Grams (No. 22 J&J): Carolina Racesaver Series Champion Steve Nix (No. 52NM J&J): New Mexico Motor Racing Association Sprint Car Series Champion Kyle Sager (No. 9 J&J): ASCS 305 Las Cruces Speedway & So. N.M. Speedway Champion Joe Ramaker (No. 98 J&J): ASCS Frontier Region Champion Jordan Ryan (No. 5j J&J): Attica Raceway Park & Fremont Speedway 305 Champion Morgan Turpen (No. 10m J&J): USCS Road to Atlanta Asphalt Thunder Champion Jared Zimbardi (No. 35 J&J): Patriot Sprint Tour America & Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series Champion

 

 

Baughman Rolling into Short Track Nationals Looking for Solid Balance

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Oct. 22, 2014) - Josh Baughman is rolling into the 27th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires seeking a solid balance to his Jason Johnson Racing entry.

Baughman will race Wednesday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's $15,000-to-win event.

"We've kinda lost our balance the last couple of weeks," he said. "We've had some pretty good nights on short tracks this season so hopefully we'll put together a solid weekend."

Baughman made his debut at the famed event, which features dozens of the top drivers in the country, last season.

"We aren't going to change our approach," he said. "We've raced against the best drivers plenty of times. This team is growing and getting better and learning each week."

Baughman is coming off an up-and-down weekend during the 41st annual Winter Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

A high pill draw bit him on Friday at the half-mile track, where he finished seventh in his heat race after starting on the outside of the fourth row. Baughman then ended ninth in a B Main.

"All weekend we weren't balanced," he said. "The draw definitely didn't help us, but we should have been able to have a better night."

The weekend concluded on Saturday with Baughman finishing second in a heat race, which locked him into the main event. He then advanced from 16 th to 12th in the feature on the one-lane track.

"I was up to 10th for a little bit, but I lost a couple spots at the end," he said. "We'll take a 12th place and head to Little Rock."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 9 (11).

Oct. 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 12 (16).

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 14 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 34 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 27th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires 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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlights video by Thriller Productions of Baughman's victory at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Aug. 16: http://vimeo.com/103698546

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.JoshBaughman.com.

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 for 2014," Baughman said. "I look forward to seeing their name in the winner's circle with me."

Baughman would also like to thank Hollywood Blasting and Coating, Beard Equipment, Energy Equipment Co., Fischer Body Shop, Gleco Platings, Factory Kahne, B&H Industrial Supplies, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, MSD Ignition, Weld Wheels, Vortex Wings, Maxim Chassis, Dynotech Performance and Oakley for their support.

 

 

Rilat Rides Challenging Cushion in Wild 21st annual Trophy Cup

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2014) - Travis Rilat was a major part of the excitement at the 21st annual Trophy Cup during his debut last weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway.

"The last night we had it going good," he said. "We used a different bar and shock combination than we run elsewhere. You have to be fast and run up on the fence. You have to have it loose enough to run on the fence. It's finding that balance in the car to make that possible."

Rilat did just that driving Richard Saumure's sprint car on Saturday during the finale of the prestigious event.

"Unfortunately we put ourselves so far behind during the first two nights," he said.

Rilat qualified 29th and 20th, respectively, on Thursday and Friday to kick off preliminary action. He then finished third in his heat race both nights, which relegated him to the B Main each time.

On Thursday, he advanced from 23rd to 20th and on Friday he placed 22nd in the consolation race.

"We tried everything we could to get it working," he said. "On the last night we finally got it working. I could tell when we were packing the track that it was going to be good."

Rilat started Saturday by finishing second in a D Main, which transferred him into the C Main. He then maneuvered from 11th to fourth place and used a last-lap pass to secure the final transfer position into the B Main.

He was forced to start last in the B Main and after charging from 24th to sixth place, which was only two spots out of a transfer, Rilat made contact with the wall exiting turn four coming to the white flag. He flipped down the frontstretch, which ended his event.

"You have to run the car right on the wall," he said. "The best way coming off turn four was literally against the wall. I hit it a couple of times before. It was fine if you bounced the right rear off of it. I bounced the right front off it."

Despite the slow start and the rough ending, Rilat said he wants to return to the Trophy Cup next season.

"I want to make that a regular part of the schedule," he said. "It was an exciting event."

Rilat will wrap up his season with Saumure Nov. 14-15 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., for the Cocopah Cup Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 16 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 29; Heat race: 3 (1); B Main: 20 (23).

Oct. 17 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 3 (3); B Main: 22 (15).

Oct. 18 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - D Main: 2 (1); C Main: 4 (11); B Main: DNF (24).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 15 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 14-15 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., for the Cocopah Cup Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Carlan Services

Established in 1997, Carlan Services operates an environmental cleanup business that transports contaminated and other materials as well as a variety of other services. For more information, visit http://www.Carlan.com.

"They do so much stuff I can't even keep up," Rilat said. "They are one of the major sponsors and we're grateful for all of the help they provide."

Rilat would also like to thank Xtreme Oilfield Technology, Shark Racing Engines, Northern Provincial Pipelines, Matt's Oilfield Services, TriJet Manufacturing Services, Northern Lights Welding, Camex VP, Rob Wright Building Supplies, Scott Safety, Max Fuel, Jaron Water Hauling, Maxim, Factory Kahne, HRP, Ti22, Weld Wheels, Ben Cook Racing and Smiley's Racing Products among others for their continued support on Richard Saumure's No. 39c Maxim.

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Hirst looks to lock up 2nd straight KWS title on November 1 in Stockton

A look at the top-10 in points & winners this season with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series going into championship night at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 1. Reigning KWS champ Kyle Hirst maintains a 101-point lead over three-time USAC Silver Crown titlist Bud Kaeding, as he looks for his second straight series crown.

The 26-year-old Hirst, who now resides in Chico, has driven the famed Roth Motorsports/ HR Livestock Transportation No. 83jr machine to a King of the West Series leading four wins so far in 2014. He’s also searching to become the first back-to-back series champ since Hall of Famer Brent Kaeding in the mid 1990’s.

Hirst’s KWS triumphs have all come in big events this year, including the David Tarter Memorial in Chico, where charged from 16th starting to claim a thrilling victory on June 6, along with the Pombo/Sargent Classic on June 14 in Hanford, the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial on May 17 in Tulare and the first ever Winged Sprint Car event in Ventura on September 13.

Previous KWS winners in Stockton have included Dominic Scelzi, Rico Abreu & Jonathan Allard.

Top-10 in the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series standings

1. Kyle Hirst 2. Bud Kaeding 3. Brent Kaeding 4. Jonathan Allard 5. Sean Becker 6. Jason Statler 7. Bobby McMahan 8. Dominic Scelzi 9. DJ Netto 10. Shane Golobic

King of the West A-main Winners in 2014-

Kyle Hirst 4

Jonathan Allard & Rico Abreu 3

Single victories have been captured by James McFadden, Jason Statler, Tommy Tarlton, Willie Croft, Tim Kaeding, Bud Kaeding and Sean Becker

Also on the card at the 31st annual Tribute to Gary Patterson will be the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, in what is a first for Northern California Sprint Car racing.

To purchase your tickets for November 1 contact (916) 370-9417 and to view a seating chart log onto http://stocktondirttrack.com/ grandstands.pdf to find the seats you want. There will also be a car show and live band during the day from noon to 4pm behind the grandstands, so make plans to arrive early and enjoy the festivities with us.

Premium reserved grandstand seats cost $30 for all ages, with general admission lower bleacher seats being $20 for ages 13 and up. Kids 6-12 in the lower bleacher seats cost $10 and 5 & under FREE. Box seats in sets of six will be sold for $180 and sets of eight for $240. There will also be a $3 convenience fee for each presale ticket purchased.

Known as the "Dancing Phantom from Stockton," the "Preacher," the "Hostile Hippie" or just simply "GP," Gary Patterson was one of the most colorful characters of his time and captured a number of major wins in his career, including the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Super Dirt Cup in Washington and the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot Park among others.

Patterson lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Calistoga Speedway on Memorial Day weekend 1983 and an event in his memory has been held every year since. “GP” moved to Stockton, California in 1957 and actually began his career at the Stockton 99 Speedway. This season will be the second time we’ve paid Tribute to Gary Patterson at the Stockton Dirt Track.

The physical address for the Stockton Dirt Track is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit http://www.stocktondirttrack.com/

 

 

Larson Marks Racing Scores Runner-Up Finish at Fremont

Mooresville, N.C. (October 21, 2014) -- Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team scored their 31st top-10 of the 2014 season with a runner-up finish at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway.

Stewart qualified fourth and finished third in his heat race to transfer into the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series dash. He then charged from a fourth-place starting position to a second-place finish in the dash to earn the team a front-row starting position in the 40-lap A-main event.

Stewart jumped to the immediate lead and continued to hold off the competition for 35 laps. It was then, with just five laps to go, he was overtaken by fellow competitor and eventual winner Donny Schatz.

"I'm so proud of Steve (Suchy, crew chief) and everyone on this team for the progress we've made," Stewart said following the race. "We struggled here at Fremont earlier in the year but obviously stepped up our game tonight. We've just got to be a tick better to beat that 15 team. Hats off to them and everything they've accomplished this year."

The season continues to wind down for Larson Marks Racing, with just three races left on its 2014 schedule. The team will next compete at Port Royal (Penn.) Speedway on Saturday, October 25th with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Fremont Speedway DATE: October 18, 2014 QUALIFIED: 4th HEAT FINISH: 3rd DASH STARTING POSITION: 4th DASH FINISHING POSITION: 2nd FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 2nd FEATURE FINISHING POSITION: 2nd

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 47 WINS: 3 TOP-FIVES: 16 TOP-10s: 31

NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will compete with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Port Royal (Penn.) Speedway on Saturday, October 25th.

 

 

BUCKEYE CHARGE: McMahan Marches Forward at Fremont Speedway

Series heads back to Pennsylvania for a return to Port Royal Speedway

TELFORD, PA. - October 22, 2014 - For one final time in 2014, the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' took on one of Ohio's finest speedplants.

"Fremont is a very racy track," said Paul McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sponsored machine. "You can move around a lot on the racing surface and make up ground if your car is working well. I'd also say that Ohio ranks right up there when it comes to the local competition. There are several great cars in that area."

The track known as the "Action Track" lived up to it's billing as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returned to the one-third mile oval for the second straight year. McMahan and his CJB Motorsports team were back in action once again as they looked to continue gaining knowledge for the remainder of 2014 and beyond.

"We timed in mid-pack which put us on the outside pole of a heat race," said McMahan. "There was some contact and we sustained a little damage. I had to battle Donny (Schatz) for the final transfer spot. We made the feature but didn't fare too much better.

From the close quarters of Fremont, the Outlaws now head to the expansive racing surface of Port Royal (PA) Speedway. The fast half-mile will be hosting the tour for the first time since 2004.

"Anytime we go to a track in Pennsylvania, I feel like we have a shot," said McMahan. "That is the area our team is based out of and the crew has a ton of experience there. Port Royal is a big, fast half-mile. The speeds willl be pretty high but the racing is usually pretty good there as well. It'll be cool to go back the with the Outlaws and hopefully we can grab the win."

EVENT BOX SCORE (Time Trials/Heat Start & Finish/Dash Start & Finish/Feature Start & Finish):

Fremont Speedway: 12th/ 2nd (4th)/ N/A (N/A)/ 16th (14th) - Winner: Donny Schatz

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2014 STATS:

Starts: 86

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 43

Top-10's: 74

Average Time Trial: 7.1

Average A-main finish: 6.5

Total Laps Led: 135

UP NEXT: Port Royal (PA) Speedway is up next for McMahan and car #51 on Saturday, October 25th.

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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour with driver Paul McMahan. 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 Telford, Pennsylvania.

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CJB Motorsports would like to thank the following partners for making racing possible: All Star Performance, Bairs Tree Service, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt Seats, Factory Kahne, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Henry Dunn Insurance, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Kenny's Components, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Nyce Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Motorsports Designs, Outerwears, Pennsy Supply, Race Gear X, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Ti22, Top Flight Wings, Weld Racing and Winters Performance Products.

 

 

Lance Dewease Sixth at Williams Grove Fall Fest

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the season finale event at the Williams Grove Speedway, Lance Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports team scored a seventh place finish on Friday night during the Fall Fest.

“We were okay on Friday night, we moved forward, but not as far as we would have liked,” Dewease said.

Starting the caution plagued feature in the 11th spot, Dewease moved into the 10th spot before a group of cautions slowed the pace in the very early goings of the feature event.

Though the race was slowed, Dewease was able to work his way into the seventh spot by the sixth lap as he chased after Danny Dietrich and Brian Montieth who raced in front of him.

A lap 12 caution brought on a fuel stop, with the Fayetteville, PA driver still sitting in 12th aboard the C.C. Dietz Builders/Conduit Connections/Hess Ornamental Iron No. 14 machine. When the race went back to green, Dewease was able to hold his position as he looked for anything to get into the top-five.

As the laps clicked down, the field spread apart, and Dewease closed it season out at the Williams Grove Speedway with a seventh place finish.

“We were definitely hoping for a little better result, but we are happy with a Top-10,” Dewease said. “We had a pretty good run at ‘The Grove’ in 2014 with the Summer Nationals win, fifth at the National Open, and third in the track championship. Hopefully we can come back even better in 2015.”

Dewease would like to thank C.C. Dietz Builders, Conduit Connections, Hess Ornamental Iron, Pro Shocks by LD Shocks, Triple X, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Schoenfeld Headers, Hanks Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffer Racing Oils, Astro Titanium, Tom Shockey Collision, Kirkey Racing Seats, Bell Helmets, WRT Web Designs, and WRT SpeedWerx

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-59, Wins-4, Top 5’s-24, Top 10’s-37.

ON TAP: Dewease will take on the World of Outlaws on Saturday night at the Port Royal Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Lance by visiting his website, www.lancedewease.com, or liking his Facebook Page, Lance Dewease Motorsports, or by following on twitter @LDMotorsports.

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Wednesdays with Wayne – Eye on Short Track Nationals!

(Bill W) October 22, 2014 – The Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team will be spending this week in Little Rock, Arkansas and I-30 Speedway for the Short Track Nationals. The 1997 champion of the event will race both tonight and Friday before Saturday’s finale. At last week’s Winternationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway near Mesquite, Texas, Wayne charged from 20th to 10th in the prelim before suffering a flat tire in the finale.

Last Friday’s prelim at Devil’s Bowl saw Wayne start on the inside of row two and run fourth in his heat race. “We started on the inside and really got trapped there,” he says. “It was the first heat, so there wasn’t much room to pass. That sent us to the B.”

He would start third in the B. “We were running third most of the way there,” says Wayne. “We were able to make a move around (Sam) Hafertepe and get to second with a lap or so to go. It was still pretty one-lane.”

Starting twentieth, Wayne would register a top ten despite not being setup. “We would have had a good car if I hadn’t have made a mistake,” he admits. “I put the wrong bumper cup on the left rear. It was the wrong size, and it broke the shock. We were still able to run up to tenth with a broken left rear shock.”

The heat in Saturday’s finale saw Wayne win from outside row one. “(Seth) Bergman got the jump on me at the start,” he says. “I was able to get by him in three and four on the first lap and led the rest of the way.”

The finish left Wayne one spot out of the redraw and starting ninth in the main event. A flat tire ended the night. “The green came out, and we passed a car or two,” he says. “Unfortunately, we ran over something and cut the right rear tire down. I pulled in and fixed it. We ran a couple more laps, but it was one-lane racing around the bottom. So I pulled it in at that point.”

The team is ready for the Short Track Nationals. “It’s always an exciting time of year,” says Wayne. “We’ve had some success at this race over the years. You have to have your car working well, but the best car doesn’t always win. You also need some luck on your side.”

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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…

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

Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne has made thirteen finales at the Short Track Nationals for seven different owners including himself last year. He has eight top ten finishes. He won in 1997 with Bobby Sparks (91), was second in 2009 for Al Christoffer (14AJ), finished third in 1994 in the Grabel #24, was sixth in 2003 for Donnie Cooper (01) and was seventh in 2002 and eighth in 1999 for Fred & Jo Threatt (29). He also qualified the Hammers #94 for the finale in 2008 before dropping out, and also suffered a DNF in 2012 in his own #77x. He also scored preliminary wins in 1997 and 2009.

Partner of the Week – Momentum Racing Suspensions

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"Wednesday's With Wayne" is an up close look at the past, present and future of colorful and talented sprint car driver Wayne Johnson. You'll never know what to expect next with Wayne, so don't miss us on Wednesdays! To receive "Wednesday's with Wayne", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with"Wayne" in the subject line.

Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Vern Rengen, Miles with Townline Variety, Russell with Outlaw Wings, Ray with City Vending, Scott with Stone Mountain Access Systems and product sponsors Bill with The Oil Medics, Byron with Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Shawna and Kaleb with Triple X Race Components, Bob with Rod End Supply, Dave with Astro Titanium, Mark and Doug with Schoenfeld Headers, Desiree at Simpson, Jeannie at Butlerbuilt, Tom at Xtreme Accu-Tach, Carl with Kustom Sprint Car, Brad with Momentum, Charlie with Fisher Racing Engines, Team Achieve and Tim with Canyon Apparel.

 

 

WORD FOR WORD: What the top 3 in AHG Sprintcar Series Rd1 said...

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014

RYAN Farrell, Jamie Maiolo and Cameron Gessner occupied the first three positions in the opening round of the AHG Sprintcar Series that was contested at the Perth Motorplex on Tuesday night.

Here’s what they had to say…

CAMERON GESSNER (started 5th, finished 3rd).

“We were pretty fast, we just had to deal with traffic, but congratulations to Ryan and that team, they are a quality operation.

Thanks to Steve (car owner Steve Duggan), thanks to the crowd for coming out on a Tuesday night, hopefully that is our one rain out for the year and hope you enjoyed yourselves.”

JAMIE MAIOLO (started 6th, finished 2nd).

“We were probably a little bit tight in the car but it was manageable and we were going forward and had a couple of good cracks at the starts there.

It’s good to end up second here for all our sponsors, APB, Ausquip, Heatleys, KC Tools, Mobil 1, Panelworks and all those great bunch of sponsors we have got there

It was just a bit disappointing we had to take the chequered flag twice, I’ve never done that before.”

RYAN FARRELL (started on pole, finished 1st).

“I am just exhausted mate, I don’t ever recall it being this difficult.

You know I got lucky at the end there the boys caught me, I made a couple of bad calls in lapped traffic…I was struggling and my fitness is nowhere near where it needs to be.

My neck went on about lap eight but I am not complaining, I am very fortunate to be back here, it’s been a long, hard road back for me.

The last couple of years of my life have been my hardest ever you know, a lot harder than winning any sprintcar feature races that’s for sure.

I am just very grateful to be up here, I have got a lot of people to thank…my family who have backed me 110 per cent, all my fans…the only support and feedback I have had has been positive.

I couldn’t ask for more, the speedway family has just been awesome, it’s really helped my recovery and to help me get me to get back up here.

And of course to this team showing great faith in me when probably they shouldn’t have.

I did wrong by them a couple of years ago and for them to have shown the trust in me and let me back in this great race car is just awesome.

AHG SPRINTCAR SERIES RESULTS, Rd 1 Perth Motorplex, October 21:

Qualifying 1: Shane Norris 15.315, Mark Wells 15.696, Daniel Harding 15.839, Jason Boland 16.041, Callum Williamson 16.539. Qualifying 2: Ryan Farrell 14.980, Jamie Maiolo 15.018, Cameron Gessner 15.099, Lee Nash 15.182, Carl Dowling 15.223, Jake Beard-Miller 15.517. Qualifying 3: Shaun Bradford 14.567, Ryan Lancaster 14.779, Bradley Maiolo 14.924, Daniel Keen 15.004, Scot Reilly 15.214, Troy Lawson 15.604. Qualifying 4: Jason Kendrick 14.396, Jeff Leisk 14.499, David Priolo 14.534, Kye Scroop 14.750, Daryl Clayden 14.833.

Heat 1: Carl Dowling, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Daryl Clayden, 4th Cameron Gessner, 5th Daniel Keen, 6th Ryan Farrell, 7th Mark Wells, 8th Ryan Lancaster, 9th Jason Kendrick, 10th Troy Lawson, 11th Jason Boland.

Heat 2: 1st Scott Reilly, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Kye Scroop, 4th Lee Nash, 5th Bradley Maiolo, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Daniel Harding, 8th Jamie Maiolo, 9th Jake Beard-Miller, 10th Shane Norris, 11th Jeff Leisk.

Heat 3: 1st Ryan Farrell, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Mark Wells, 4th Cameron Gessner, 5th Jeff Leisk, 6th Bradley Maiolo, 7th Carl Dowling, 8th Scott Reily, 9th Kye Scroop, 10th Jason Boland.

Heat 4: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Shane Norris, 4th David Priolo, 5th Callum Williamson, 6th Ryan Lancaster, 7th Troy Lawson, 8th Jake Beard-Miller, 9th Lee Nash, 10th Daniel Keen. DNF: Daryl Clayden and Daniel Harding.

Feature: 1st Ryan Farrell, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Cameron Gessner, 4th Mark Wells, 5th Carl Dowling, 6th Bradley Maiolo, 7th Jake Beard-Miller, 8th Scott Reilly, 9th Ryan Lancaster, 10th Lee Nash, 11th Shaun Bradford, 12th Jeff Leisk, 13th Daniel Harding.

Rd2: Magic Man 34 – Perth Motorplex, Saturday, November 2, 2014.

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Reutzel Ready for STN after Strong Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (October 22, 2014) – Aaron Reutzel regained his early season form with a pair of strong runs at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway Winter Nationals this past weekend, finishing the weekend off with a podium finish in third on Saturday night after opening the double with a fourth-place run on Friday.

And the timing couldn’t be better for the set the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple-X Chassis team going into this weekend’s $15,000 to win Short Track Nationals at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway.

“It was a good weekend, one we were needing,” Reutzel said after running his season total to 24 top-five finishes.

Friday got off to a good start with the draw. “We drew good, but it wasn’t good enough for the redraw after we won the heat.”

Starting the feature tenth aboard the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine, Reutzel worked his way forward. “We had a really good car but it was still hard to pass, you really had to do it when other guys made mistakes.”

Up to fifth and closing on Dusty Zomer for the fourth and final lock-in position, Reutzel found himself fourth when leader Jason Johnson broke in the final rounds. “We had just caught Zomer, it was going to be close,” Reutzel says. “We were racing hard, we knew we were on the bubble.”

Locked into Saturday’s Winter Nationals finale in the Basic One Services/Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics machine with Friday’s fourth-place finish, Reutzel redrew a four to start fifth in the Saturday night Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals finale.

“It was heavy again so I knew the first lap would pretty much determine where you would run,” Reutzel says. “I blasted the middle to try to get up front, I cleared (Brandon) Hanks but couldn’t quite get by (Matt) Covington.”

Running second in the late stages, Reutzel decided to take a gamble on a restart. “We’re not really worried about points now so I decided to go for the win,” Reutzel explains. “I tried the bottom but bounced it pretty hard and Zomer got by for second.”

Back to third, Reutzel rode it out to claim the third-place show position for the second consecutive time in the Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals finale.

“Once Zomer got by we really didn’t have a chance to win so I just kept it on the bottom to hold onto third,” Reutzel says. “Overall, it was a really good weekend.”

After a quick couple of days off, it’s back to work tonight in the Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open before mixing up in the Thursday night qualifying portion of I-30 Speedway’s 27th Annual Short Track Nationals.

“This is one of my favorite racetracks to come to, I’m excited about it,” Reutzel says of the ¼-mile clay oval that he captured his first career ASCS National win on earlier in the year.

With an eye on the weekend’s $15,000 winner’s share, Reutzel guns for his second start in the prestigious STN finale after racing into the 2011 main event.

2014 Quick Stats: 54 races, 6 “A” Main wins, 24 top-fives, 34 top-tens.

Up Next: Short Track Nationals Open at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway on Wednesday night, Short Track Nationals qualifier on Thursday and Short Track Nationals finale on Saturday.

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

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

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

 

 

Bell Lands First Asphalt Win – Sets Sights on STN!

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (October 22, 2014) – Racing a full-bodied Late Model on asphalt looked like anything but new for 19-year-old Christopher Bell this past Saturday night as the Norman, OK, native raced to victory lane in just his third try on asphalt.

Saturday’s win aboard the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 52 in the 150-lapper at Durham, North Carolina’s Orange County Speedway marked the young racer’s 22nd overall feature win of the 2014 season after reeling off 21 triumphs in a mix of Midgets, winged and non-wing Sprint Cars.

With his first asphalt triumph under his belt, Bell shifts his attention beginning tonight to I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals in Little Rock, AR, where he has finished second in the previous two editions of the $15,000 to win event.

“It was awesome,” Bell said of Saturday night’s asphalt late model triumph at Orange County Speedway. “It shocked me that I won, it shocked the whole team.”

It probably shouldn’t have been that much of a shock, as Bell was fast throughout the weekend.

“We were the best car all weekend, we were fast in practice Friday night and then qualified well on Saturday and redrew for the pole,” Bell said.

While the pole starter jumped out to the early lead, Bell reeled him in soon enough and took command.

“The spotter was telling me to slow down to save my equipment,” Bell says. “I did and John Hunter Nemecheck.”

Nemecheck passed Bell for the lead, with the duo swapping the point a number of times along the way.

“Nemecheck got to me and passed me,” Bell says. “Then he’d slow down to save tires, someone would get up to me so I would pick up the pace and pass him back for the lead. We probably passed each other six or seven times.”

Bell eventually took command and checked out to put the race away.

“John Hunter finally slowed down after about 100 laps or so, I guess he wore his stuff out, we checked out then and won it.”

The experience was a new one for Bell. “It’s entirely different from Sprint Car racing but I enjoyed it, it was a lot of fun.”

After breaking his maiden in the asphalt late model ranks, Bell shifts his attention to I-30 Speedway’s prestigious Short Track Nationals that gets under way Wednesday night with the Short Track Nationals Open before Bell’s qualifying night on Friday.

“I hope we can get the win this time, I’m tired of running second,” Bell explains after running second each of the past two years in October atop the high-banked, ¼-mile clay oval.

“This is such a tough event, we could just as easily miss the show after running second twice before,” Bell comments. “There’s so many good cars at this race, everything has to go just right to have a chance of it.”

Bell’s ride for the Short Track Nationals is Brandon Berryman’s All Pro Auto Reconditioning No. 31b, a ride he drove to a pair of ASCS Speedweek wins in June.

2014 Quick Stats: 93 races, 22 wins, 49 top-fives, 62 top-tens.

Next Up:

Wednesday, I-30 Speedway STN Open (Little Rock, AR) – Berryman No. 31b Winged Sprint Car

Friday, I-30 Speedway Short Track Nationals (Little Rock, AR) – Berryman No. 31b Winged Sprint Car

Saturday, I-30 Speedway Short Track Nationals (Little Rock, AR) – Berryman No. 31b Winged Sprint Car

Keep Track: Keep track of Christopher Bell’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.christopherbellracing.com/.

If you would like to keep up with all of Christopher Bell’s racing action by having press releases e-mailed directly to you, simply send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

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

 

 

HISTORIC RACE CARS TO BE FEATURED IN DISPLAYS THROUGHOUT MOTORSPORTS 2015 AS THE SHOW CELEBRATES ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY.

OAKS, PA October 22, 2014 . . . The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Friday, January 23 thru Sunday, January, 25th with a new feature attraction.

The popular motorsports trade show, located at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, will be the showcasing a number of special race car displays located at key location throughout the 250,000 square feet of show space.

Event promoter Len Sammons is working to bring several more special race car attractions to the three day show. Race car owners, new or historical, that would like to be considered for a showcase display space at the show are invited to email a photo along with information about the car and themselves to motorsports@aarn.com. Show organizers are also eager to receive suggestions from attendees.

“We are in the process of putting together some exciting plans for the 30th Anniversary,” said Sammons. “We're looking for several race cars that deserve special showcase status for their historical or unique qualities."

Again this year the show will feature just about everything there is to be seen that relates to motorsports. Those involved in motorcycle and drag racing are invited to be part of the show and display their racing equipment as well.

Raymond Boissoneau of Manchester, NH has committed to bringing the first two showcased race cars, both historic Indianapolis cars that will certainly attract a great deal of attention.

A 1961 Kurtis-Kraft (KK500C) Offenhauser roadster, a red No. 43, once owned by Dr. Raymond T. Brady of Norristown, PA will be on display. The car made attempts to qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 with Ronnie Duman at the wheel in 1961 and Bob Mathouser in 1962.

The second car that Boissoneau will have on display will be the Troy Oil Special which qualified for the Indy 500 twice and was owned both times by Joe Langley. Just like the Brady entry the car was Offenhauser powered but used a Langley chassis.

In 1949 the car carried the No. 71 with red and cream colors. Norm Houser drove the car to a 10th place finish after starting 24th. He was flagged after 181 laps finishing 19 laps behind winner Bill Holland.

Gene Hartley drove the same car sporting the No. 75 and painted red, black and silver in 1950. He started 31st and finished 16th. He was flagged after 128 laps finishing 72 laps behind Johnny Parsons.

Exhibitor space is filling quickly as the 30th anniversary show has attracted a huge amount of attention. For those who have not been exhibitors or have missed a year or two the beautiful new show brochure is available along with a show floor plan by contacting Tim Hogue or Danny Sammons at 609.888.3618. They can also be reached at tim@aarn.com or danny@aarn.com.

The very classy Crowne Plaza Valley Forge will serve as the host hotel and will again offer a discounted rate of $89 per night (plus taxes). The hotel is located just 7.5 miles from the Expo Center and is within walking distance of the popular King of Prussia Mall, the nation’s second largest retail complex with over 350 stores and close to 100 restaurants.

Again, for the 30th Anniversary, the Saturday night post show will continue and will be held in one of the large ballrooms at the hotel with music by DJ Sound and Lighting and bar specials from show sponsor Miller Lite.

Plenty of free parking is available at the Expo Center. For information on the show check in at www.aarn.com.

 

 

Short Track Nationals Begins Today – A Look at the Field!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 22, 2014) – The time has come. Four nights of action atop Little Rock’s high-banked, ¼-mile clay oval gets under way with tonight’s Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open.

And then it really picks up, with the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires officially getting under way with the first of two qualifying nights on Thursday, building up to Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN championship finale.

While Wednesday night’s $2,000-to-win event is open to all comers, the Thursday and Friday qualifying events will split the STN field in half each night to set the stage for Saturday’s slate of championship events that includes the introduction of Saturday Night STN Showdowns along with the Dash, “C” and “B” Mains before the 40-lap finale.

With 71 entries already submitted and more on the way, here is a look at this year’s Short Track Nationals field…

Past Champs: A handful of past winners are entered with the most recent among the bunch being Liberal, KS, native Tony Bruce, Jr., who went back-to-back in 2008 and 2009. TBJ has only made the finale twice in ten tries and won them both. So, if he can make it to his first finale in five years, win number three is a definite possibility.

Jason Johnson is the only other driver to win in this millennium with a triumph in 2006 and a victory this weekend would remarkably be his first ASCS National triumph of the year.

Winners from the 1990’s yet still among event favorites include Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997) and Terry Gray (1994).

So Close…: With five past winners among the current entries, another four drivers have missed the top step of the podium by just one spot including Christopher Bell, Kevin Swindell, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Brian Brown.

Bell has taken runner-up honors over each of the past two years in his only STN outings with Hafertepe settling for second in 2010. The best of Brown’s three top-four runs was his runner-up finish in 2006, with “Blackjack” trying to make his first finale since 2010.

A runner-up in 2005, Kevin Swindell teams with three-time car-owner winner Donnie Cooper after spinning from lead contention in last year’s finale.

STN Championship Feature Experience: The three 90’s winners of STN are the elder statesmen of the event, easily racking up the most Saturday night championship finale feature starts with Crawley leading the way at 18 in front of Gray with 15 and Wayne Johnson with 14. It drops all the way off to seven starts for Jason Johnson next on the list.

Crawley had a stretch of five consecutive starts interrupted last year while Wayne Johnson shoots for his first championship start since 2011 and Gray tries for his first finale since 2008.

Washington’s Seth Bergman brings the longest active streak of Saturday night STN feature starts among current entrants into the event by making the grade over each of the three past years. Thirty of the current entrants have reached the finale on at least one occasion.

Career STN feature starts: Tim Crawley 18, Terry Gray 15, Wayne Johnson 14, Jason Johnson 7, A.G. Rains 6, Marshall Skinner 6, Jeff Swindell 6, Brian Brown 5, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 4, Jerrod Hull 4, Kevin Swindell 4, Ernie Ainsworth 3, Seth Bergman 3, Cody Gardner 3, Johnny Gardner 3, Derek Hagar 3, Christopher Bell 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. 2, Johnny Herrera 2, Ray Allen Kulhanek 2, Zach Pringle 2, Joe Wood, Jr. 2, Matt Covington 1, Claud Estes 1, Brandon Hanks 1, Sean McClelland 1, Anthony Nicholson 1, Aaron Reutzel 1, Stevie Smith 1, Channin Tankersley 1.

Batting 1.000: Only three drivers among the current entries have successfully raced into the STN championship finale in every attempt. Kevin Swindell leads the way by going four-for-four with Christopher Bell two-for-two. “Posse” shoe Stevie Smith posted a sixth-place run in his only previous STN outing in 2011.

Habitual Winners: A handful of the current entries have reached double-digits in the win column in 2014. Making a habit of winning is a good thing, especially with $15,000 on the line. Leading the way is 19-year-old Christopher Bell with 22 triumphs in an assortment of Midgets, winged and non-wing Sprint Car and even an asphalt late model.

The pride of Marion, AR, is next with Derek Hagar racking up 15 wins, with Missouri’s Brian Brown at an even dozen wins. I-30 master Tim Crawley has eleven wins while Washington shoe Seth Bergman has parked it ten times.

The Rookies: At least 15 STN rookies are set to battle it out this weekend with a number of likely contenders including Knoxville shoe Dusty Zomer (aboard the Buffalo Wild Wings car that David Gravel drove into the STN feature last year), Canadian Mitch Brown (second in both Southern Ontario Sprints and Ohsweken points), A.J. Bruns (third in MOWA 410 points), Morgan Turpen (the lady racer ranked second in USCS with three wins), Ryan Bowers (second in Upper Midwest points), Dane Lorenc (seventh in Patriot points) and the brothers Morton (Chase and Kade from Oklahoma-based OCRS two-barrel action) among others. Toss in Cali hotshoe Shane Golobic reportedly in the Bobby Sparks entry yet not officially entered, and the rookie race should be a wild one.

The rookies: Matthew Bauldwin, Ryan Bowers, Mitch Brown, A.J. Bruns, Brandon Hinkle, Kevin Hinkle, Jason Keith, Dane Lorenc, Jeremy Middleton, Chance Morton, Kade Morton, Lance Moss, Morgan Turpen, Dale Wester, Dusty Zomer.

The States: With 71 entries thus far from 18 states ranging from New York to Washington as well as the Canadian province of Ontario, host state Arkansas leads the way with 16 entries followed by Oklahoma with 12 and then Tennessee with nine.

Each state (and province) is represented thus far as follows: Arkansas 16, Oklahoma 12, Tennessee 9, Texas 8, Missouri 4, South Dakota 3, Louisiana 2, Mississippi 2, New York 2, North Carolina 2, Ontario CAN 2, Washington 2, Illinois 1, Indiana 1, Kansas 1, Minnesota 1, New Mexico 1, Ohio 1, Pennsylvania 1.

The current list of qualifying night assignments is as follows, with late entries assigned as needed.

Thursday

#0m Jake Martens (Fairview, OK)

#01 Kevin Swindell (Germantown, TN)

#1m Sean McClelland (Tulsa, OK)

#3h Brandon Hanks (Burlison, TN)

#4 Stevie Smith (New Oxford, PA)

#5 Eric Lutz (Sioux Falls, SD)

#7m Chance Morton (Coweta, OK)

#8 Alex Sewell (Broken Arrow, OK)

#9$ Kyle Clark (Tulsa, OK)

#10b Mitch Brown (Brantford, ONT)

#10m Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN)

#12d Dalton Davis (Rossville, TN)

#14z Zach Pringle (Benton, AR)

#15h Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)

#15J Jeremy Middleton (N. Little Rock, AR)

#17 Josh Baughman (Odessa, TX)

#17g Cody Gardner (Benton, AR)

#17T Channin Tankersley (Highlands, TX)

#19 Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA)

#21 Kevin Hinkle (Cabot, AR)

#21b Brian Brown (Grain Valley, MO)

#21T Ray Allen Kulhanek (Conroe, TX)

#23 Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA)

#23m Lance Moss (Cherryville, NC)

#32b Taylor Tidmore (Hernando, MS)

#33h Mark Huddleston (Genoa, AR)

#43 Matthew Bauldwin (Little Rock, AR)

#49 Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH)

#74e Claud Estes (Godley, TX)

#87b Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY)

#87r Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX)

#88 Tim Crawley (Benton, AR)

#91a Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN)

#94 Jeff Swindell (Bartlett, TN)

#99h Jerrod Hull (Sikeston, MO)

#99J Blake Jenkins (Alexander, AR)

#199 Ryan Bowers (Ham Lake, MN)

Friday

#0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, ONT)

#00 Dane Lorenc (Bowmansville, NY)

#03 Joe Wood, Jr. (Oklahoma City, OK)

#2 A.J. Bruns (Lincoln, IL)

#3a A.G. Rains (West Memphis, AR)

#4J Gary Taylor (Snohomish, WA)

#5r Jerod Roller (Olive Branch, MS)

#8m Kade Morton (Coweta, OK)

#9jr Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

#9p Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN)

#10g Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN)

#12w Dale Wester (Ovilla, TX)

#14k Kyle Bellm (Nixa, MO)

#14m Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)

#16 Anthony Nicholson Friday (Bartlett, TN)

#17b Ryan Bickett (Ramona, SD)

#17w Harli White (Lindsey, OK)

#18 Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS)

#21bx Brandon Hinkle (Cabot, AR)

#26m Marshall Skinner (West Memphis, AR)

#28 Jason Keith (Fredericktown, MO)

#31b Christopher Bell (Norman, OK)

#31g Johnny Gardner (Benton, AR)

#38 Rick Pringle (Benton, AR)

#40 Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)

#41 Jason Johnson (Eunice, LA)

#45x Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, NM)

#47 Eric Riggins, Jr. (Charlotte, NC)

#52 Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)

#58 Gary Floyd (San Angelo, TX)

#77x Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK)

#82z Dusty Zomer (Brandon, SD)

#95 Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

#X Charlie Louden (Camden, AR)

The pre-entry discount of $150 expired with entries filed or postmarked by October 14, with post-entries for the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires filed for $250 by calling the track at 501-455-4567 or at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/stn2014.pdf.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 23-25, 2014. $15,000 to win the STN finale on October 25 with $2,500 to start the STN championship feature. Race time is 7:30 p.m. each night. Rain date is October 30, October 31 & November 1. The $2,000 to win and $200 to start Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open kicks off all the action on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m.

The Format: Approximately half the field will take to the track in the Thursday night qualifying event, with the other half in Friday’s qualifying event. The popular format of heats and qualifying races will once again be in place on the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights. The top 14 in cumulative points from heats and qualifiers will be locked into that night’s main event, with two or three “B” Mains, depending upon car count, contested to fill out the qualifying night feature field.

The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.

The balance of the field will redraw on Saturday to set lineups for eight (8) “Saturday Night STN Showdowns”. With double passing points in effect, points will be added to qualifying night point totals (heats, qualifying races and features) with the top eight (8) in total points advancing to STN feature starting positions 7-14.

The next 36 in total points will go to three “B” Mains with the remainder of the field to three “C” Mains. Top finishers from “C” Mains will move on to “B” Main action, with the top two from each “B” Main moving on to the STN finale.

Wednesday’s Short Track Nationals Open will have no impact upon Thursday, Friday or Saturday lineups, with the exception that the top finisher among Wednesday’s top four that is unable to qualify for Saturday night’s STN finale will be offered a provisional.

Wednesday’s STN Open will include heat races lined up by pill draw with passing points in effect that will set lineups for the “B” Main(s) (multiple “B” Mains if necessary depending upon car count) and “A” Main.

The Past Winners: Sammy Swindell (2013, 2011 and 1990), Paul McMahan (2012 and 2002), Brad Sweet (2010), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2009 and 2008), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Gary Wright (2004, 2003, 1999 and 1995), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994), John Gerloff (1993), Steve Kinser (1991, ’89 and ‘88). 1992 finale was rained out.

The Tickets: Advance tickets for either three or four nights are on sale through Monday, October 20, no advance sales after that. Single night tickets are not available in advance. Tickets ordered in advance are just $61 for all four nights (Wednesday through Saturday) or $51 for three nights (Thursday through Saturday) with $1 off if paying cash.

Day of show prices are $15 on Wednesday, $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $3 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then $6 on Saturday with a $1 cash discount per ticket.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, call the track at 501-455-4567 or e-mail orders to raceytlc@sbcglobal.net.

Pit passes are $25 on Wednesday, $30 on both Thursday and Friday and $35 on Saturday.

The PPV: Can’t make your way to Little Rock, AR, for this prestigious event? Once again you can still catch every lap of the action on your computer via live Pay-Per-View. Just check out www.shorttracknationals.com for pricing and ordering information. Orders are being taken now.

The Trade Show & Midway: This year’s rendition of the Short Track Nationals will also include the Tenth Annual Short Track Nationals Trade Show & Midway. Fans, drivers & crews will have the opportunity to visit vendor displays, which opens at noon on Wednesday and then at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The deadline for guaranteed vendor space is Monday, October 20. Inquiries regarding vendor space should be directed to dssm93@msn.com.

For more information regarding the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, contact I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567 or check online at http://www.i-30speedway.com/shorttracknationals.html.

 

 

SPRINT CAR SUPERSTARS ENTER BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS 360 SHOW!

(Perris, CA, October 21, 2014) The early entries are in for the 360-portion of the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All-Coast Construction on November 6th and to say the least, it will be a show fans will not want to miss. The prelude to the 410 portion of the Oval Nationals on November 7th and 8th, open wheel racing stars are prevalent throughout the first 33 entries in the 360 field.

The winner of the 360 main event will take home $2,500.00 and that has drawn the attention of top stars from California, Arizona and Indiana.

“What a super field we have for the 360 Budweiser Oval Nationals this year,” promoter Don Kazarian said on Tuesday afternoon. “The winner will take home $2,500.00 and that is a great payday for 360’s. That is obvious by the top stars who have already entered the race this year. Mike Spencer is the defending champion and he will have to be on his game again to win this one. Last year the 360 race was fabulous and I expect the same on November 6th.”

Hollister’s Ryan Bernal comes over to congratulate Mike Spencer after the latter won the 360 portion of the Oval Nationals in 2013. Media feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Bobby Kimbrough.

Three of the entries, Jon Stanbrough of Avon, Indiana, Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Alabama and two-time defending USAC National Sprint Car champ Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Indiana have all entered the prestigious race and are currently ranked in the top 12 in USAC points. Laveen, Arizona’s R.J. Johnson, the defending champ and current point leader in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series, and multi-time Arizona area champion Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye, Arizona, head the list of entries from the Copper State.

Heading the contingent from Central and Northern California will be 2014 USAC Western Classic Champion Ryan Bernal of Hollister, 2013 USAC West Coast Champion Danny Faria Jr. of Tipton, Landon Hearst of Riverdale and Colby Copeland of Roseville.

All of the visiting drivers will have to put up with a fierce group of PAS locals who plan on ferociously defending their local turf. Included in The PAS delegation is Spencer of Temecula, the defending race champ and 5-time USAC/CRA champion. Matt Mitchell of Orange, who leads the USAC West Coast Series standings, Huntington Beach driver Brody Roa, who is getting married this weekend, twins Richard and Jace Vander Weerd of Visalia and past USAC/CRA rookie of the year Jake Swanson of Anaheim.

The 410’s will take over the action on November 7th and 8th and will be joined by The PAS Senior Sprints both of those night. The California Lightning Sprint Cars will be in action on the 7th as well.

Advance tickets for the Oval Nationals are on sale 24 hours a day by calling 1-800 595-4849 or by clicking on the following link to purchase tickets online: Order Oval Nationals Tickets

Entries

02 - Matt Rossi - Glendale AZ

04 - Mike Collins - Lake Forest, CA

2F - Danny Faria Jr. - Tipton, CA

3X - Terry Schank Jr. - Santa Rosa, Ca

4G - TBA

5V - Colby Copeland - Roseville, CA

5X - Max Adams - Loomis, CA

10 - Richard Vander Weerd - Visalia, CA

12 - Josh Pelkey - Peoria, AZ

15 - J.J. Ercse - Huntington Beach, CA

16 - Mike Martin - Yuma, AZ

16B - Bryan Clauson - Noblesville, IN

17 - Jonathon Henry - San Luis Obispo, CA

20 - Shon Deskins - Waddell, AZ

25 - Brian Grosenheider - El Cerrito, CA

36 - Mikey Lovas - Menifee, CA

37 - Matt Mitchell - Orange, CA

39E - Kyle Edwards - Fountain Valley, CA

48 - Brody Roa - Huntington Beach, CA

50 - Charles Davis Jr. - Buckeye, AZ

54 - Cody Majors - Simi Valley, CA

55 - Tony Everhart - El Cajon, VA

56 - Ryan Bernal - Hollister, CA

73 - Marcus Niemela - Rauma, Finland

73X - Kevin Thomas Jr. - Cullman, AL

74 - David Taylor - Moorpark, CA

77M - RJ Johnson - Laveen, AZ

81 - Tristan Guardino - CA

81M - Jon Stanbrough - Avon, IN

86 - Chris Ennis - Bakersfield, CA 88 - Jace Vander Weerd - Visalia, CA

92 - Jake Swanson - Anaheim, CA

179 - Landon Hurst - Riverdale, CA

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

 

 

CHRISTOPHER BELL AMONG LATEST ENTRIES FOR 19TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS - NOW UP TO 52 CARS!

(Perris, CA, October 21, 2014) Young open wheel star Christopher Bell is among the latest entries for the 410 portion of the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 7th and 8th. As of October 21st, the entry list stands at a very strong 52 cars.

To date, Bell, a native of Norman, Oklahoma who resides in Columbus, Indiana, has 20 wins, 46 top five’s and 59 top 10’s in 89 starts in 2014. The versatile 19-year-old driver has won in Midgets, 360 Wing Sprint Cars, 410 Wing Sprint Cars, 410 Non Wing Sprint Cars and pavement Late Models. His latest victory came last Saturday night in the pavement Late Model race at Orange County Speedway in Durham, North Carolina.

For the Oval Nationals, Bell, who currently sits second in the Honda USAC National Midget standings, will be in the same Dennis & Teresa Roth owned #51t that he drove to victory in the USAC/CRA main event at Calistoga in early September.

Photo of Christopher Bell on his way to a win at Calistoga in September. Media please give photo credit to Steve Lafond /Tear- Off Heaven Fotos.

The Oval Nationals entry list currently features 8 of the top 10 drivers in USAC National Sprint Car Series points and 11 of the top 15. It also contains all 10 of the top 10 in the USAC/CRA Series and 17 of the top 20.

In addition to the 410’s, the USAC West Coast Sprints Cars and the USAC Southwest Series Sprint Cars will lock horns in a special 360 show on November 6th. The California Lightning Sprint Cars will decide their season championship on November 7th and the PAS Senior Sprint Cars will do likewise on the 7th and 8th.

An entry form for the prestigious race is at the end of this release.

Entries

0 - Alex Malycke - Purceville, VA

02 - Matt Rossi - South Central, AZ

2 - Austin Williams - Yorba Linda, CA

2F - Danny Faria Jr. - Tipton, CA

4 - Damion Gardner - Concord, CA

4G - Chris Gansen - San Bernardino, CA

4X - Tracy Hines - Wilkinson, IN

5 - Logan Williams - Yorba Linda, CA

5 - Chad Boespflug - Plainfield, IN

5V - Colby Copeland - Roseville, CA

5X - Max Adams - Loomis, CA

7 - Garrett Hansen - Manhattan Beach, CA

10 - Richard Vander Weerd - Visalia, CA

12 - Josh Pelkey - Peoria, AZ

12B - Tobey Sampson - Moore, OK

12X - Robert Ballou - Westfield, IN

16 - Mike Martin - Yuma, AZ

17 - Jonathon Henry - San Luis Obispo, CA

18 - Jarett Andretti - Mooresville, NC

20 - Bryan Clauson - Noblesville, IN

21 - A.J. Bender - Ramona, CA

30 - C.J. Leary - Greenfield, IN

32 - Chase Stockon - Elizabethtown, IN

34 - Corey Ballard - Orange, CA

36 - Mikey Lovas - Menifee, CA

37 - Matt Mitchell - Orange, CA

37F - Nic Faas - Huntington Beach, CA

37RW - Jon Stanbrough - Avon, IN

37X - David Bezio - El Cajon, CA

39E - Kyle Edwards - Fountain Valley, CA

40 - Justin Grant - Indianapolis, IN

44 - Cody Williams - Corona, CA

50 - Mike Spencer - Temecula, CA

51 - R.J. Johnson - Laveen, AZ

51T - Christopher Bell - Columbus IN

55 - Tony Everhart - El Cajon, VA

59 - Stephen Limon - Corona, CA

56 - Ryan Bernal - Hollister, CA

64- Parker Colston - Lake Elsinore, CA

66 - Rickie Gaunt - Torrance, CA

69 - Brady Bacon - Broken Arrow, OK

71P - Dave Darland - Lincoln, IN

72 - Greg Alexander - San Pedro, CA

73 - Kevin Thomas Jr. - Cullman, IN

73X - TBA 88 - Jace Vander Weerd - Visalia, CA

91R - Brody Roa - Buena Park, Ca

92 - Jake Swanson - Anaheim, CA

92M - TBA

98 - Verne Sweeney - Lomita, CA

98A - Verne Sweeney - Lomita, CA

98X - Jeremy Ellertson - Lawndale, CA

Advance tickets for the Oval Nationals are on sale 24 hours a day by calling 1-800 595-4849 or by clicking on the following link to purchase tickets online: Order Oval Nationals Tickets

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

Camping for all events at The PAS is available for $25.00 per night. The campground will open at noon on Friday. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

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The Nineteenth Annual

Budweiser Oval Nationals

"Presented by All Coast Construction"

at Perris Auto Speedway November 7 & 8, 2014

$20,000 to WIN - $1,000 to START 40 LAP “A” MAIN

Total Purse Over $91,000

This is a USAC National Competition for Non Wing Sprint Cars. Amsoil USAC/CRA and USAC National points will be awarded both nights.

Tires: Hoosier 105/16-15 Medium is the only approved right rear tire with the following exception - Emergency Tire 105/18-15 Hard. (Emergency Tire may only be introduced at the discretion of USAC Officials). All other corners are open.

Weight: 1325 lbs with driver and equipment.

Mufflers: Mufflers are mandatory. Mufflers must not exceed 95 DBA at 100’ radius.

Safety: One way radios are MANDATORY. Rock Screens and USAC approved head and neck restraint devices are recommended.

All other rules will be governed by the USAC National rulebook.

For further information call the PAS office at 951-940-0134 or email Kim Kazarian at openwhchic.kim@aol.com entries can be sent to:

Perris Auto Speedway - 18700 Lake Perris Dr., Perris, CA 92571 (951) 940-0134 CAMPING AVAILABLE ON THE LAKE PERRIS FAIRGROUNDS PLEASE CALL (951)-940-0134

ENTRY FORM

I hereby make the following entry for the Oval Nationals at the Perris Auto Speedway on November 7 & 8, 2014 subject to the rules and regulations of Perris Auto Speedway and the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. Entry is subject to final approval from Perris Auto Speedway. Perris Auto Speedway reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone or car for the Oval Nationals. All entries will compete both nights. USAC National and USAC/CRA Rules Apply. Provisional starts will be awarded for both National and CRA series.

Pre Entry Fee with entry form before October 12, 2014 - $100.00. Entries at the gate $250.00.

Pit passes will be $50.00 for each night. NO REFUNDS.

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE RACE FORMAT AND PURSE MONEY PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.PERRISAUTOSPEEDWAY.COM OR EMAIL Kim Kazarian AT openwhchic.kim@aol.com.

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Hagar Holds High Hopes Heading into Short Track Nationals This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Oct. 21, 2014) - Derek Hagar has high expectations entering the 27th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires this weekend.

Hagar has scored a career-high 15 wins this season, including two with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, heading into one of the premier 360ci sprint car events at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday through Saturday.

"We have real good momentum going into this deal," he said. "I don't see why we can't win this race. We've won at I-30 Speedway twice this year and we've beat the best of the best twice this year at other race tracks."

Hagar has advanced into the $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start main event three times in his career, including each of the past two seasons. He finished 14 th those years and was 16th in 2006.

"I hope to do a lot better than that," he said. "I'm aiming for more than my first top 10, I want to get my first win in the event."

Hagar is going into the marquee event following a solid performance during the 41st annual Winter Nationals last weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway, where he drove for Danny King.

"Friday night we hot lapped pretty good," he said. "In the heat race there was a guy who hit me in the right rear going down the straightaway and it spun me around. I got back going on the restart and we passed a couple of cars and it started spitting out oil pretty bad. I pulled in to play it safe."

That relegated Hagar toward the rear of a B Main. He maneuvered from 13th to sixth, which was three spots out of a transfer.

The weekend concluded at the half-mile oval on Saturday when Hagar won his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race.

"We were supposed to start sixth and the guy starting on the outside of the front row didn't make it so we moved up a row," he said. "We jumped to second on the start and ran a pretty good distance behind the guy who was leading. He started smoking and pulled into the infield and I inherited the lead. It gave us some good passing points."

Hagar earned the most points of any driver during the heat races and a trip into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 6 during the random draw. That lined him up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"I had a real good first start, but it was called back," he said. "On the second start I went in there and got really, really tight and pushed up the race track. Going into turn one the car pushed up on the right front. I fell back to ninth or 10th. I had to work my way back up through there."

Hagar rallied to earn a fifth-place result, which marked his 23rd top five of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: DNF (5); B Main: 6 (13).

Oct. 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 5 (6).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 15 wins, 23 top fives, 28 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 27th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

Here is a video of Hagar winning the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Sept. 27 at Lucas Oil Speedway: http://youtu.be/C3_ieWghINg

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FSR Radiators

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

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

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

 

 

Dover Kicks Off 41st annual Winter Nationals By Extending Top-10 Streak to 11 Races

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Oct. 21, 2014) - Jack Dover extended his top-10 streak to 11 straight races on the opening night of the 41 st annual Winter Nationals last weekend, when track conditions and a loose car plagued his overall results at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Dover opened the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader on Friday by charging from seventh to second place during his heat race, which locked him into the feature redraw as the driver with the most points.

"The car was really loose in hot laps," he said. "We tightened it up a bunch for the heat race and I think we made the right call. We got two cars on the start and then we picked one off per lap. I could go wherever I wanted. I think everyone wasn't as tight."

Dover drew the No. 6 in the random redraw, which lined him up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"We ran good for the first half of the race," he said. "About halfway through we lost the fuel load and the car got too loose. I was up to fourth at one point and then I started falling back slowly in the second half of the race."

Dover held on to score a ninth-place result, which marked his 11th consecutive top 10.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Saturday and finished where he started - second - in a heat race.

"I tightened the car up, but not enough," he said. "I led the first lap and was running the top. Jeff Swindell was running the bottom and he got by me. I moved down to the bottom after he passed me, but I couldn't make up any ground."

That locked Dover into the feature, which he started on the outside of the seventh row.

"It was probably one of the most boring races I've been in all year," he said. "The whole A Main was around the bottom. There was no time we went to the middle or the top. If you were lucky enough to get by a car that was the only way you'd make a pass."

Dover managed to work his way into the top 10 before a late restart.

"We were up to ninth at one point," he said. "On the last restart I went in the middle of turns one and two trying to pass guys because they were bunching up. It almost worked. By the time I got off turn two I wasn't low enough and a couple of guys snuck by me on the bottom."

Dover ended with an 11th-place finish.

He will take the next two weekends off before ending his season at the World Finals Nov. 6-8 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 2 (7); Feature: 9 (6).

Oct. 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 11 (14).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 14 wins, 25 top fives, 34 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 39 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 6-8 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World Finals with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to video by XSAN of Dover's Bill Smith Memorial Race of Champions victory at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on Aug. 30: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=690556044355835&fref=nf

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Moss Racing Engines

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

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

Dover would also like to thank Home Pride Companies, Inc., Certified Transmission, Eagle Motorsports, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., The Oil Medics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings and True Trucking for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Tankersley Shooting to Make Second Straight Short Track Nationals Feature

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Oct. 21, 2014) - Channin Tankersley is aiming to top his performance last year at the Short Track Nationals.

Tankersley will drive for Bruce Griffith this Wednesday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's 27th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires.

"We've had a lot of momentum on our side the last half of the year," Tankersley said. "We feel pretty confident with our chances. We seem to do pretty well on the smaller tracks. I have a pretty positive attitude going into this weekend."

Tankersley advanced into his first career feature during the $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start event last season. He finished 16th in the main event.

"Everything has to go right to reach the main event at the Short Track Nationals," he said. "It's one of the toughest features of the year to make so it meant a lot last year to accomplish that."

Tankersley is coming off a tough outing last weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway during the 41st annual Winter Nationals.

"We were pretty decent in speed," he said. "We just had a lot of mechanical issues for some reason."

Tankersley maneuvered from eighth to sixth place during his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race on Friday, which relegated him to a B Main. However, the team ran out of time to fix the issues and Tankersley was unable to start the consolation race.

He then powered from seventh to fourth place in heat race action on Saturday, but was slowed during the main event because of a mechanical issue.

"The car was pretty quick at the beginning of the night," he said. "When we went to start for the A Main it wouldn't run well. I pulled in about five laps into the feature to save the equipment."

He was credited with a 23rd-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: DNS (-).

Oct. 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 23 (13).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 24 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 27th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Watercraft Plus, LLC

Watercraft Plus, LLC is a marine sales and service shop located in Beaumont, Texas. It has been in business for more than 20 years and has been a leader in boat service in Southeast Texas for more than 18 years. For more information, visit http://www.WatercraftPlusLLC.com.

"Eric from Watercraft Plus, LLC came on board this season and has been a huge support," Tankersley said. "I really appreciate all of his help and I look forward to our future success."

Tankersley would also like to thank Marvin and Peggy Pearson, Challenger Drilling, Miller's Machine & Welding, Accu-Fab, Day Motorsports and Griffith Truck & Equipment for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Hanks Builds Momentum With Fast Car at 41st annual Winter Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Oct. 21, 2014) - Brandon Hanks showcased elite speed during the 41st annual Winter Nationals last weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"Every time we hit the race track we were fast," he said. "We had a really good car. That was the best car I've ever had at Devil's Bowl. It was a good weekend."

Hanks powered from seventh to fourth place during his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race on Friday, which locked him into the main event. He lined up on the outside of the sixth row for the 25-lap feature.

"Friday night it was pretty hard to pass," he said. "I tried to make the bottom work and lost two or three spots. I went back to the top and got in line."

Hanks finished 13th in the main event.

He returned to the half-mile oval for Saturday's event, which began with Hanks maneuvering from sixth to second place in his heat race.

"On the initial start I had the lead, but they called it back," he said. "On the second start I made it to second and raced (Brad) Loyet. About Lap 5 or 6 I put a slider on him and we both about went off the race track."

Hanks advanced into the feature redraw thanks to his strong heat race and he pulled the No. 2 in the random draw to line up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"The bottom was the place to be and I got hung out there for about two laps," he said. "I was able to jump to the bottom right behind (Aaron) Reutzel. Then I was coming out of turn four about four laps in and the rear end broke so I pulled into the infield. It's hard to complain because we were fast. At the same time we wanted that good finish."

Hanks was credited with a 24th-place result following the rear end issue.

He is slated to compete this Wednesday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 27th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"We're pretty confident about this week," he said. "I want to repeat last year or better. We made the A Main last year and finished 10th. I feel like we're a lot better this year. Hopefully that's the case. As long as we execute every time we hit the race track we're going to do well."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 13 (12).

Oct. 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 24 (2).

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 15 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 27th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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 - Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics

Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics is a graphics company based in Atoka, Tenn.

"Without Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics we wouldn't have the best looking race car on the track," Hanks said.

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, D&B Farms, J&J Auto Racing, Wesmar Racing Engines, Walls Paint and Body Shop, R.E. Enterprises, Hinchman Racewear and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Scelzi Wins Trio of Heat Races, Advances into Tough Trophy Cup Main Event

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2014) - Dominic Scelzi put together another standout performance at the Trophy Cup last weekend despite facing adversity during the 21st edition of the premier event at Thunderbowl Raceway.

"I won all three heat races I ran, which was pretty cool," he said. "Out of the 90 cars there we were pretty happy with our run. We passed cars every time we went on the race track and we raced every bit as good as the best cars out there. I want to thank the Finley family for loaning us an engine so we could compete and Peter Murphy and Brian Sundby for their help with the car."

Scelzi opened the weekend last Thursday by qualifying 25th quickest, which lined him up on the outside of the front row for his heat race. He led the distance of the 10-lap race to lock his Roth Motorsports backed entry into the main event.

"I started 21st in the feature and I drove up to seventh," he said. "At one point I squeezed myself between a car and the wall and I ended up breaking the right rear shock."

The right rear tire rubbed against the broken shock for several laps before going flat, which forced Scelzi to the pits with a handful of laps remaining and gave him a 22nd-place result.

His team returned to Thunderbowl Raceway on Friday, when the track was extremely tricky during qualifying. Scelzi hit a rut during his qualifying attempt, but was able to save the car en route to timing in 30th quickest.

That started him on the pole of a heat race, which he won. However, only the top two drivers in points from each heat locked into the main event so he was relegated to the C Main.

Scelzi found a rhythm running the cushion in that race as he charged from sixth to win and transfer to the back of the B Main. He then rallied from 22 nd to 13th before the track took rubber midway through the consolation race, which didn't showcase much passing in the closing laps.

"I felt like the motor just didn't have as much power as the night before," he said. "The car was extremely fast, just qualifying was the biggest thing. We did everything with the racing. We just didn't qualify very well."

Scelzi won his heat race to kick off Saturday's action, but it didn't give him many points and lined him up on the outside of the sixth row of the B Main. He quickly began picking up positions before another car spun in front of him. After making contact with the sliding car, Scelzi was able to keep rolling.

"There were tons and tons of really good race cars in the B Main," he said. "I was fortunate to survive that early incident and get up to the fourth spot with five laps to go. Then I got a bad restart and went to the bottom of turns one and two. I fell back to sixth and then I drove back up to fifth. The red came out with one to go. We went green and I was just able to squeak around another driver. He went low on the last corner, we banged wheels and I was able to get by him."

Scelzi made the last-corner, last-lap pass for the fourth-and-final transfer position by less than 15 hundredths of a second.

The team scrambled to fix the front end damage during a short break before the 50-lap main event, which was fully inverted. That lined Scelzi up on the outside of the front row.

"We got a really good start and I took the lead," he said. "I put down the fastest lap of the main event. We were getting faster and faster as the track slicked off. The car was getting better and better every lap. Unfortunately we had a motor let go."

Despite the damaged front end Scelzi led the first eight laps of the race before he pulled into the infield because of the mechanical issue.

He will be off this weekend before wrapping up his season on Nov. 1 at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the 31st annual Tribute to Gary Patterson with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series. He ranks eighth in the championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 16 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 22 (21).

Oct. 17 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 30; Heat race: 1 (1); C Main: 1 (6); B Main: 13 (22).

Oct. 18 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Heat race: 1 (2); B Main: 4 (12); Feature: 23 (2).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 1 at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the 31st annual Tribute to Gary Patterson with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - AXA Equitable Insurance with Bob & Gina Estrada

Robert M. Estrada Insurance Services was established 39 years ago in Fresno, Calif., after Bob Estrada graduated from Fresno State. He has focused his practice on business owners, farming families and medical professionals. With more than 2,800 clients it has grown to handle the volume of business. His primary focus in later years has been Estate Planning and helping people retire successfully. His wife, Gina, joined the business in 2008 and added the technology aspect that was needed to stay relevant in a fast-changing industry. The business offers insurance and investment products to its clients through many different carriers.

"Robert has insured our family for more than 20 years and many of our sponsors as well," Scelzi said. "Not only is he a friend, but a big supporter of our racing program."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Panella Trucking, Roth Motorsports, Red Rose Transportation, Scelzi Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sparco and ARP for their continued support.

 

 

Racing Memorabilia, Art and Other Unique Items

Will be Available During Silent Auction on Saturday

At the Indiana Racing Memorial Association's Fundraiser at the IMS Hall of Fame Museum;

Attendees Can Meet Unser, Bigelow, Carpenter,

Kenyon, Parsons and Others

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 21 — The Indiana Racing Memorial Association (IRMA) and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum have collected some exciting items for a silent auction that will be part of IRMA's first fundraiser ever this Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the museum on the grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The event, called "A Night to Remember," is open to the public. Tickets can be obtained for a $100 donation to IRMA via credit cards or PayPal on the group's Web site at IndianaRacing.org, or by visiting the museum's ticket counter. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.

IRMA is a not-for-profit association organized last December to place markers throughout the state in recognition of the significant role Indiana citizens, tracks, businesses and events have played in motorsports history.

Attendees who arrive before dark can go for a ride around the 2.5-mile track in a vintage pace car as part of the festivities on a first-come, first-served basis. Two-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr. will be the driver of that pace car for individuals who make an additional $250 donation.

IndyCar star Ed Carpenter plans to attend the fundraiser, as do USAC stars Tom Bigelow, Mel Kenyon and Johnny Parsons. Dave Darland was also scheduled to participate, but Parsons will substitute for him since an extra date was unexpectedly added to Darland's racing schedule for that same evening. "The People's Champion" regrets that he can't attend, and he has offered to take some lucky bidder to dinner as a contribution to the event's silent auction.

Kent Benson and Bobby Wilkerson, members of Indiana University's 1975-1976 NCAA Division 1 championship-winning, unbeaten men's basketball team, have indicated they're coming. They're offering a dinner and an autographed basketball for the silent auction too.

Some of the other exciting silent auction items include:

* a high-speed ride in an Indy Racing Experience two-seater Indy car;

* a Bell helmet signed by Al Unser Jr. and other drivers attending the fundraiser;

* framed Ron Burton prints autographed by the artist;

* other artwork donated by the IMS Hall of Fame Museum;

* very rare Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network posters, including one from the inaugural Brickyard 400;

* an autographed photo of Al Unser Jr. when he conducted one of the first tests of a starter on a USAC midget at the Hoosier Dome indoor midget race;

* a wrench from the personal collection of master mechanic George Bignotti;

* a rare, 1:18-scale Parnelli Jones/Fike Plumbing Special diecast sprint car;

* a Tony Stewart Home Depot remote-control car;

* two Jeff Gordon diecast cars;

* a Havoline diecast stock car signed by Juan Pablo Montoya;

* a NASCAR Nationwide Series cap signed by Kyle Busch;

* Legends autograph cards signed by Helio Castroneves and Dario Franchitti;

* a bottle of Jim Beam whiskey signed by Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe;

* a Traxxas remote-control truck;

* a Red Bull Moto GP banner;

* several racing books autographed by the authors; and

* other items such as posters, caps, apparel and bobbleheads.

The event will also feature a brief tribute to the late Wilbur Shaw by historian Donald Davidson; photos with the Borg-Warner trophy and a trip to the famous yard of bricks. The Winchester Speedway Barbershop Quartet will also provide entertainment, and a film about Shaw will be available for viewing in the museum's theater.

The menu for the event was originally hors d'oeuvres, but due to the generosity of the popular restaurant chain Yats, a selection of its delicious Cajun Creole food will now be served. Wine, beer and soda are included in the price of a ticket, and mixed drinks will be available for an additional cost.

The attire is business casual.

Due to construction of a new roundabout, the intersection of Crawfordsville Road, Georgetown Road and 16th Street is temporarily closed to through traffic. Attendees coming from the west are encouraged to use the 10th Street exit of I-465 and then follow 10th Street east and Polco Street north to reach the speedway instead of Crawfordsville Road.

Fans who aren't able to attend the fundraiser may still make a donation in any amount or join IRMA through the organization's Web site at IndianaRacing.org. All major credit cards and PayPal are accepted. A one-year's membership in IRMA, which costs $25, is included in the $100 price of each fundraiser ticket.

Additional information about IRMA is available on the group's Facebook page and Twitter account.

 

 

Starks Finishes Season at Thunderbowl Raceway for 21st annual Trophy Cup

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2014) - Trey Starks ended his season on a sour note during the 21st annual Trophy Cup last weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway.

"The last couple of years we've had too many problems at the Trophy Cup," he said. "These last couple of years we always run into something. We struggled the whole weekend. We showed great speed at times. We just couldn't put anything together. I wouldn't blame it all on bad luck. Sometimes you have to take some blame and ownership. It's a tough race and you've got to be 100 percent good."

Starks kicked off the weekend last Thursday by qualifying 20th quickest. He then finished where he started - third - in a heat race to miss a lock-in position to the main event by only one spot.

"Thursday wasn't our best day," he said. "We didn't qualify too well. We ran a close third the whole time, just didn't get that lock-in spot in our heat race. We were there the whole time. I just couldn't make the pass."

Starks was relegated to the B Main, which he started on the inside of the 10th row.

"We drove up to around 12th and we were racing with Jason Meyers pretty hard," he said. "I got into turn three a little too hot and got over the cushion. The cushion is right on the wall there so it's pretty treacherous. It flattened the right rear tire. A little bit of bad luck, a little bit of driver error put us out of that one."

Starks ended with a 17th-place result.

He returned to Thunderbowl Raceway with a clean slate on Friday and qualified ninth quickest. Unfortunately, Starks was caught up in a crash early in his heat race and didn't make it out of the work area before the race restarted.

"I was running fifth in the heat and we were pounding the top," he said. "Around Lap 3 the leader ended up spinning. Rico (Abreu) collected him pretty hard. I got up into the cushion and the car tripped over the right rear and we ended up getting upside down. That really hurt us in points."

It forced Starks to start 17th in the B Main.

"We were working on a pass and someone cut across our nose," he said. "We ended up getting hit and spun and went to the back. After that I made a stupid driver mistake trying to make up too much time and got into the wall. We got the car hung up in the fence."

Starks was unable to finish the consolation race.

That lined him up on the pole of a heat race on Saturday.

"We went into Saturday night pretty deep in points," he said. "We had what I thought was one of the cleanest starts of the weekend in the heat race, but we got thrown back on a jumped start. At that track they send you back two rows on a jump. We just couldn't do anything from there. The track was one lane since it was early in the night."

Starks placed seventh in his heat race, which relegated him to the C Main. He spent most of the race battling for a top five before he finished eighth to close the weekend.

Starks finished the season with one win, 11 top fives and 23 top 10s.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 16 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 3 (3); B Main: 17 (19).

Oct. 17 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: DNF (5); B Main: 24 (17).

Oct. 18 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Heat race: 7 (1); C Main: 8 (7).

SEASON STATS -

64 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 41 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Blue Dot Fabrications

Blue Dot Fabrications is owned by Trey's uncle, Dean Starks, who fabricates various types of vehicles, including vintage cars and road race cars. Blue Dot Fabrications even built quarter midgets when Trey began racing. For more information, visit http://www.BlueDotFab.com.

"Blue Dot Fabrications is another business that has been around my family my entire life," Starks said. "My uncle, Dean, has always been around ready to fix anything that gets dinged up at the track."

Starks would also like to thank Southstar Equipment, Starks Timber Processing, SpeedMart, King Racing Products, Masco Petroleum, RCC Powder Coating and Emory Transmission for their continued support.

 

 

Stockton Dirt Tracks hosts Civil War Sprints for the first time on November 1

A look at the top-10 in points & winners this season with the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster going into championship night at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 1. Shane Golobic holds a 94-point lead over three-time & defending series champion Sean Becker, as he looks to wrap up his first career Civil War title.

The 23-year-old from Fremont, CA has already claimed the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo championship and will be searching to add a second title to his 2014 resume. Golobic has driven the Keith Day Trucking/ Gabilan Ag Services No. 22 machine to one Civil War victory this year, with that coming in May at Silver Dollar Speedway.

Going into the final night in fact, there has not been a repeat winner in the previous 10 races held so far this year. The upcoming event will also be the Civil War debut at the Stockton Dirt Track. Previous Winged 360 winners at the 3/8 mile clay oval include Willie Croft, Tim Kaeding, Rico Abreu, Andy Gregg & Colby Copeland.

Top-10 in the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster standings

1. Shane Golobic 2. Sean Becker 3. Justin Sanders 4. Andy Forsberg 5. Matt Peterson 6. Alissa Geving 7. Herman Klein 8. Carl Droivold 9. Mason Moore 10. Koen Shaw

Civil War A-main Winners in 2014-

Colby Copeland Matt Petersen Rico Abreu Greg Decaires Brad Furr Mason Moore Andy Forsberg Shane Golobic DJ Netto Andy Gregg

Also on the card at the 31st annual Tribute to Gary Patterson will be the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, in what is a first for Northern California Sprint Car racing.

To purchase your tickets for November 1 contact (916) 370-9417 and to view a seating chart log onto http://stocktondirttrack.com/ grandstands.pdf to find the seats you want. There will also be a car show and live band during the day from noon to 4pm behind the grandstands, so make plans to arrive early and enjoy the festivities with us.

Premium reserved grandstand seats cost $30 for all ages, with general admission lower bleacher seats being $20 for ages 13 and up. Kids 6-12 in the lower bleacher seats cost $10 and 5 & under FREE. Box seats in sets of six will be sold for $180 and sets of eight for $240. There will also be a $3 convenience fee for each presale ticket purchased.

Known as the "Dancing Phantom from Stockton," the "Preacher," the "Hostile Hippie" or just simply "GP," Gary Patterson was one of the most colorful characters of his time and captured a number of major wins in his career, including the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Super Dirt Cup in Washington and the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot Park among others.

Patterson lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Calistoga Speedway on Memorial Day weekend 1983 and an event in his memory has been held every year since. “GP” moved to Stockton, California in 1957 and actually began his career at the Stockton 99 Speedway. This season will be the second time we’ve paid tribute to Gary Patterson at the Stockton Dirt Track.

The physical address for the Stockton Dirt Track is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit http://www.stocktondirttrack.com/

 

 

J&K Salvage Candy Bowl X Set for Saturday, October 25

No Entry Fees for Any Classes at the Candy Bowl

PA Sprint Series added to the Candy Bowl Lineup

Wingless Midget Winner�s Share Raised to $1,000-to-Win

Newberrytown, PA (September 30, 2014) � The 10th Annual Candy Bowl presented by J&K Salvage of York will be held on Saturday, October 25. This event will feature the PA Sprint Series, Wingless Midgets, ACMS Stock 600cc Micro Sprints, Sportsman Modifieds, Legends Cars, and Sidewinder Sprints. There is no entry fee for any division racing at the Candy Bowl. The raindate will be Sunday, October 26 with the same time schedule.

Before the PA Sprint Car feature begins, the cars and drivers in all divisions will be brought to the frontstretch for the children in costumes to trick or treat. This will also be a great opportunity for everyone to visit their favorite drivers to get pictures and autographs.

The open comp Sportsman Modified race will follow the generally accepted Sportsman Modified rules throughout local tracks in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York (no 4 bbl carbs permitted). Sail panels are permitted and the minimum weight rule will be 2,450 lbs for cars with aluminum wheels and 2,375 lbs for cars with steel wheels. The 20-lap feature will pay $1,000 to the winner and $100 to start.

The wingless Midgets will compete under the National recognized Midget Rules and the 20-lap feature will pay $1,000-to-win ($100 to-start), thanks to an anonymous sponsor adding monies to the winner�s share. There is no entry fee for the event as normally charged for sanctioned races.

The open competition 600cc Micro Sprints has been replaced with the ACMS Stock 600cc Micro Sprints as to not conflict with the Linda�s Speedway National Open on the same day. Past Candy Bowl winners that include Cody Darrah and Brent Marks have gone on to current successful 410 Super Sprint Car careers. Others who have added a Candy Bowl victory to their resumes include Ben Murphy, Jimmy Brookens, Heath Henley, Shane Lewis. Last year, Tyler Walton became the first driver to capture the 600cc Micro Sprint portion of the Candy Bowl twice.

Gates will open for the pit area at 11:30 a.m. and grandstand area at 12:00 p.m. Track Prep Laps begin at 1:15 p.m. with racing action beginning at 2:00 p.m.

General Admission Grandstand ticket prices for Saturday night are Adults (ages 18-59) $15.00; Young Adults (ages 11-17) & Senior Adults (60 & Older) $13.00; Children (10 & under) are free. Pit pass prices are $25.00. The minimum age requirement to purchase a pit pass is 12 years of age with a copy of a birth certificate is required for all ages 12 to 14.

At the 9th Annual Candy Bowl presented by J&K Salvage of York last season, more than 100 racers competed at the Newberrytown oval. Brenden Bright of Collegeville won the exciting 20-lap wingless ARDC Midgets holding off second and third place finishers Jim Rodney and Steve Drevicki over the waning stages of the race. Trevor Kobylarz claimed his first ARDC Midget Championship as well. Luke Thomas of Camden Wyoming, Delaware was the 600cc Micro Sprints Candy Bowl winner by claiming the 20-lap feature event over Alex Bright and Mike Dicely. Richland�s Jared Umbenhauer 20n the 20-lap Sportsman Modified feature overBrad Brightbill and Ray Woodall. Umbenhauer claimed his third straight Candy Bowl win. Hanover�s Will Walls led from the 13th lap until the finish to claim the 20-lap Thundercars main event. Harlon Leppo of Seven Valleys picked up the Legends Cars 20-lap feature victory followed by a wild battle for second. Lucas Montgomery came across the line in second with Jacob Feltch in third. In the Sidewinder Sprints double features, Mike Dicely of Lewisberry claimed both 15-lap feature races.

The Susquehanna Speedway Park is located midway between Harrisburg and York off I-83 to exit 32, then 1.4 miles NW on SR382 to York Road, then 1.3 miles south. For more information, contact the speedway offices at (717) 292-1696 or visit online at sspracing.net. On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information.

Previous Winners of the Candy Bows presented by J&K Salvage:

2005: Mike Miller (ARDC Midgets); Cody Darrah (600cc Micro Sprints); Duane Watson

(Thundercars); Kory Sites (Street Stocks); Jason Rochelle (Legends Cars); Greg Updegraff

(Xtreme Stock Cars); Kendra Knaub (Women on Wheels Stock Cars); Butch Richcreek (Mini Vans); Penney Repp (Women on Wheels School Buses).

2006: Ray Bull (ARDC Midgets); Ben Murphy (600cc Micro Sprints); Craig Wagaman (Thundercars);

Jason Rochelle (Legends Cars); Daryl Sipe (Mini Vans); Kendra Knaub (Women on Wheels Stock Cars).

2007: Eric Heydenreich (ARDC Midgets); Brent Marks (600cc Micro Sprints); Craig Wagaman

(Thundercars); Jason Rochelle (Legends Cars); Mike Taft (Mini Vans); Kendra Knaub (Women

on Wheels Stock Cars).

2008: Randy Monroe Jr. (ARDC Midgets); Jimmy Brookens (600cc Micro Sprints); Sam Gallagher

(Thundercars); Stephen Nederostek (Legends Cars); Richard Day (Mini Vans); Kendra Knaub

(Women on Wheels Stock Cars).

2009: Steve Buckwalter (ARDC Midgets); Shane Lewis (600cc Micro Sprints); Sam Gallagher Jr.

(Thundercars); Blaine Leppo (Legends Cars); Daryl Sipe (Mini Vans).

2010: Bruce Buckwalter Jr. (ARDC Midgets); Heath Henley (600cc Micro Sprints); Sam Gallagher Jr.

(Thundercars); Craig Whitmoyer (Sportsman Modifieds); Scott Gobrecht (Legends Cars);

Daryl Sipe (Mini Vans).

2011: Alex Bright (ARDC Midgets); Tyler Walton (600cc Micro Sprints); Roy Wareheim Jr.

(Thundercars); Jared Umbenhauer (Sportsman Modifieds); Harlon Leppo (Legends Cars); Joe

Robertson (Sidewinder Sprints), Daryl Sipe (Mini Vans).

2012: Drew Hestand (ARDC Midgets); Tyler Walton (600cc Micro Sprints); Mike Walls

(Thundercars); Jared Umbenhauer (Sportsman Modifieds); Chris Transeua (Legends Cars); Jason Stahl (Sidewinder Sprints), Zakari Kitner (Mini Vans).

2013: Brenden Bright (ARDC Midgets);Luke Thomas (600cc Micro Sprints); Will Walls

(Thundercars); Jared Umbenhauer (Sportsman Modifieds); Jared Umbenhauer (Legends

Cars); Mike Dicely (Sidewinder Sprints).

2014: To be determined on Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 � Candy Bowl X Time Schedule

(Subject to Change)

(Raindate: Sunday, October 26, 2014 � Same time schedule)

11:30 a.m. Pit Gates Open: Pit Passes: $25.00.

12:00 p.m. Grandstands Gates Open: General admission: Adults (18 & older) � $15.00; Seniors (60 &

older) & Young Adults (11�17) - $13.00; Children (10 & under) � Free

1:00 p.m. Driver�s Meeting � All Divisions (Turn One Pit Grandstands)

1:15 p.m. Sprint Cars Heat in the Engines

1:15 p.m. Track Prep Laps Begin

Rotation: Sportsman Modifieds

PA Sprint Series

Wingless Midgets

Legends Cars

ACMS Stock 600cc Micro Sprints

Sidewinder Sprints

2:00 p.m. Welcome, Invocation and National Anthem

Sportsman Modified Heat Races (8 laps)

PA Sprint Series Heat Races (8 laps)

Wingless Midgets Heat Races (6 laps)

Legends Cars Heat Races (6 laps)

ACMS Stock 600cc Micro Sprint Heat Races (6 laps)

Consolation Races � if necessary

Sidewinder Sprint Feature #1 (12 laps)

Trick or Treating � All Cars to Frontstretch

PA Sprint Series Feature (20 laps)

Sportsman Modified Feature (20 laps)

Wingless Midgets Feature (20 laps)

Legends Cars Feature (20 laps)

ACMS Stock 600cc Micro Sprint Feature (20 laps)

Sidewinder Sprint Feature #2 (12 laps)

· Top Three Finishers Required to be in Victory Lane after Every Feature - $200.00 Fine for Failure to Report.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Helping Hands in Cali!

(Bill W) October 21, 2014 – There were plenty of thanks to dish out for Terry McCarl after last weekend’s Trophy Cup. After a strong run on his prelim night at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California, a freak incident saw the Country Builders Construction #88 in need of a motor. Long-time car owner, Clyde Lamar, came through with an engine to aid the team backed by the Weldon Offill family and Taco Bravo’s Dennis Woullett. In the end, TMAC would finish third and eighth in his features, and tallied eighth in the final point rundown.

The draw didn’t go as planned in Thursday’s prelim. “We drew 98 out of 100 pills,” says TMAC. “It wasn’t what we were looking for, but we ended up being 15th quick in our group. We had two groups of forty or so. We had a legal ASCS engine, and with open 360’s legal out there, we were about 50 horses shy of what a lot of teams have.”

The Altoona, Iowa driver would run second in his heat. “We had a great heat race,” says TMAC. “We were all over (Dominic) Scelzi for the win. The top two locked into the feature, which was good. It was tough for a lot of guys though.”

TMAC would start the prelim from the pole. “It looked in the B like it was going to lay rubber,” he says. “I don’t know the track that well, or the track prep guy does. We went back and loosened the car up for more of a rubber racetrack.”

It proved to be too much. “We led for a few laps at the beginning, but we were loose,” says TMAC. “We did a good job. I pulled the wing back and drove it as straight as I could. (Kyle) Hirst started right behind us, and he was a rocket ship. We dropped back to third, and we were up to second at one time.”

TMAC would checker third. “I was feeling some rubber in three and four, but I really wasn’t in one and two,” he says. “Hirst was still running the top, so I went back up there. Tim Kaeding ended up getting us on the bottom. It was starting to lay rubber. I was kind of doing the right thing at the wrong time. We finished third and that was a solid run. If you had told me we were going to end up on the podium after drawing 98, I would have taken it.”

It was enough to garner the sixth place spot in point standings after night one. Unfortunately, a freak incident sidetracked the team the following day. “Somehow the fuel shut-off got left on all night after the first night,” says TMAC. “The oil pan filled up with fuel. I’ve never seen it, but after talking to a few people, I know it does happen. Anyway, I started the car, and it blew up! It was too bad, because we were going to be the third car out for time trials.”

It was a big explosion. “The whole side of the oil pan blew off,” says TMAC. “I’ve never seen anything like it. You could put your foot in where the crank is. It blew it off the block. I really don’t think the motor itself is hurt. We were thinking about just putting an oil pan on and going. It may have been fine, but we’re going to send it back to Rider to make sure.”

Luckily, Lamar stepped in. “Clyde Lamar was nice enough to loan us an engine for Saturday,” says TMAC. “I got to drive for him last fall, and I’ve known him for years and years. He’s a great guy. It was just a crazy thing that happened.”

TMAC would register twelfth in points after his heat race on Saturday. “They totally invert the heats, so we started on the inside of the last row of our heat,” he says. “We gained a couple spots there. We were still sitting pretty good points-wise.”

He would start the finale in row seven. “We took off really well,” says TMAC. “At one point, we passed (Carmen) Macedo for sixth, and I was thinking we were a top five car. Then the yellow came out and we had to go back. That happened a couple times, and we lost some momentum. The car really took off around halfway. I think we had a shot at running in the top three in points, but the track took rubber and we ran eighth.”

The team was happy with their run considering the obstacles thrown at them. “Overall, we came out pretty well, with a third, an eighth, and an eighth in points,” says TMAC. “It was great hanging out with the Offill’s again. It’s great to hang with them in the Spring and Fall. I have to thank Dennis Woullett too from Taco Bravo. Dennis was a big help to us, and of course, we wouldn’t have even been able to race Saturday without Clyde Lamar.”

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

Websites for the McCarl Gang!

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

This Month in TMAC History!

TMAC holds two wins on October 27. Both occurred at Volusia Speedway Park in Volusia, Florida. Both were also 360 USCS shows. In 2000, he won aboard the Mulligan #3 machine ahead of Kenny Adams, Mike Woodring, Sport Allen and Terry Witherspoon. In 2001, he drove the #24 to victory ahead of Terry Gray, Adams, Jim Raptis and Allen.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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

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

 

 

Mechanical Woes Hamper Gregg During Trophy Cup Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: Heading down to Tulare, CA over the weekend for the 21st Annual Trophy Cup, Andy Gregg put a nasty Thursday night flip behind him as he ran fifth in the Friday night feature, before mechanical woes hampered him all night on Saturday night.

“It was a real bummer to have mechanical issues on Saturday night,” Gregg said. “We took a tough tumble on Thursday night, got it back together, and on Friday we ran really well and sat seventh in points heading into Saturday night, and things went south right at the ends of hot laps.”

After taking a nasty flip in the Thursday night C Main, Gregg came back on Friday night with a chip on his shoulder as he timed his Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Auto Care backed No. 14r machine in third fastest, putting him in the third row of his heat.

With the top-two point earners in each heat transferring through, Gregg’s fourth place effort in heat race action got the job done, as he transferred to the feature event, and found himself in the second row for the 30-lap preliminary feature event.

With Colby Copeland jumping out to the early lead, it was Gregg moving into the second spot, as he chased after Roseville, CA driver. Working the bottom of the speedway, Gregg was able to get under Copeland to take the race lead on the extremely slicked off surface.

With a couple of caution flags sprinkled in middle of the feature, Gregg was able to continue to lead, but Copeland was all over him. On the 23rd lap, Copeland was able to get back to the top spot out of turn four just before the yellow flew on the 24th lap.

The ensuing restart, saw Gregg lose a couple of positions as he would wind up finishing with in the fifth spot, but sat seventh in the overall standings heading into Saturday night.

Coming out for hot-laps on Saturday, Gregg’s machine showed really good speed during his session, but as the session came to a close something went south under the hood.

As his crew worked feverishly they were unable to make the call for his heat race. Borrowing an engine from Matt Barber, changing various parts and pieces, they could not get power in Gregg’s machine. Trying one last thing before the feature event, the car was able to fire and Gregg, who was still locked into the main, was able to go.

The fix lasted for three laps, until the machine quit again on the third lap, and Gregg’s night came to and end.

“I really have to thank my guys for working so hard after our crash on Thursday, and everyone who had their hands on this thing on Saturday night,” Gregg said. “We still are not sure what went wrong, but it meant a lot to have so much help. I have to thank Matt Barber for lending us his engine, as he thought ours went south. I have to thank the Russell family for letting us come down here. It is a bummer, but now we just move on to Stockton.”

Gregg and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Auto, Carroll Russell Bookkeeping, Arnold’s For Awards, Goodwin Trucking, Farrell Design-Build Inc., K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, GUTS, Amsoil, Wilwood, Amerikote, 101.9 The Wolf, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and HJS Consulting for their support this season.

Andy would like to thank Miller Fortune, Poor’s Equipment Repair, K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FK Shocks, Wilwood, Capitol Ace Hardware, 95.7 The Wolf, CTL Forrest Management, Nail Roofing, Meyers and Sons Drywall, Ervin Sales Group, Hansen Machine, K&T Fab, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Amerikote, and Hinchman for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Gregg plans to be in action on November 1st at the Stockton Dirt Track with the Civil War Series and King of the West Series.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-45, Wins-2, Top 5’s-19, Top 10’s-23

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

Attica to reward teams at season-ending banquet

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Contact: Rex LeJeune – 419-680-5606

ATTICA, Ohio – The top 10 in points in all four divisions at Attica Raceway Park will collect their money and prizes at the track’s annual banquet set for Saturday, Nov. 22. Also, special awards such as rookie of the year will also be handed out.

The banquet will be held at the hall at the track with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. and the buffet dinner at 5 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony. Tickets are $25 each and can be obtained by contact Rex LeJeune, director of operations, at 419-680-5606. No tickets will be sold at the door and in order to receive point fund money, teams have to attend the banquet.

Former 305 sprint champion Caleb Griffith claimed his first ever O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint title this year. Former track champion Chris Andrews was second followed by six time track champion Byron Reed. Defending track champion Craig Mintz finished fourth in the points followed by Duane Zablocki, Brian Lay, Brandon Martin, Jody Keegan, Travis Philo and Stuart Brubaker. Dain Naida earned the rookie of the year honors for the 410 sprints.

In the Summit Equipment UMP Late Models, Jeff Babcock would earn his first ever Attica title with Mike Bores, Matt Irey, five time champion Ryan Missler and John Bores rounding out the top five. Cody Scott would finish sixth in the points followed by Steve Sabo, Ryan Markham, Doug Baird and Devin Shiels rounding out the top 10. Baird will be recognized as the division’s rookie of the year.

In the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints, Jordan Ryan became the youngest ever to win an Attica title, edging out defending track champion Nate Dussel. Steve Rando, and former champions John Ivy and Paul Weaver would round out the top five in the points. Bobby Clark, Jason Keckler, Ricky Peterson, Seth Schneider and Tyler Gunn would round out the top 10. Luke Griffith will be recognized as the division’s rookie of the year.

In the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks, Shawn Valenti will wear his first ever Attica crown with Matt Foos, Kyle Kline, former champion Art Ball and Keith Sorg rounding out the top five. Dustin Keegan, Dana Frey, Brad Keckler, Brandon Leighton and Jeff Warnick will round out the top 10. Leighton also earned the rookie of the year honors for the trucks.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

 

 

Burke’s Do It Best Home Centers Returns as Primary Sponsor of Supermodified Twin 35 Mains

OSWEGO, NY (October 21, 2014) – With the annual Mitchell’s Speedway Press/Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet just around the corner, Speedway partners continue to renew for the 2015 racing season, including Burke’s Do It Best Home Centers, the official home center of Oswego Speedway.

Burke’s Do It Best Home Centers will return in 2015 as the primary sponsor of the always exciting Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s, which made a return to the Speedway racing calendar in 2014.

Last year’s twin mains were taken by championship contender Randy Ritskes and Michael Barnes.

A Speedway sponsor of over 35 years, Burke’s Do It Best Home Centers has long been a staple partner with the Steel Palace, serving as the initial sponsor of the Twin 35’s at the Speedway in the mid 1970’s.

The Speedway is honored to again welcome back Burke’s Do It Best Home Centers for the upcoming 65th season of racing at Oswego Speedway.

Burke’s Do It Best Home Centers offers two locations serving central New York.

Locations in Oswego at 38 East Second St. and in Fulton at 65 North St., offer the best materials and hardware for homeowners and professional contractors including paint, flooring, HVAC, plumbing, windows & doors, roofing, siding, and much more.

Burke’s Do It Best Home Centers is also the proud main sponsor of the Joe Gosek Racing No. 00 Novelis Supermodified, and a member of the Northeast Retail & Lumber Association.

For more information on Burke’s Do It Best Home Centers visit their website at www.burkes.doitbest.com, or LIKE them on Facebook.

Customers can reach the Oswego store by phone at (315) 343-6147 or the Fulton location at (315) 592-2244.

Current Fall hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oswego Speedway’s 2015 event schedule is already in the planning stages, with outstanding Steel Palace action on tap from May through September.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, follow on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway, or like on Facebook at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

3- DAY OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS at Atomic

OCTOBER 23-24-25

THE BEST OPEN WHEEL NAMES IN RACING!

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-The long-awaited time has come for followers of open wheel racing. This week marks the first-annual Open Wheel Championships, an event that fans and drivers all across the nation have been making plans to attend since the event was announced in February. Drivers from 15 different states have expressed interest for the three-day marquis event, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 23-24-25 at the historic Atomic Speedway south of Chillicothe on Blain Highway.

Many compare Saturday's finale as the "Super Bowl" of the sprint car racing season. The finale pays $15,000 to win for 410 sprint cars from a total $115,000 purse that includes $5,000 to win for unsanctioned Non-winged sprints, and AMRA Open wheel modifieds. The Renegade Sprints will sanction the winged 410 Outlaw portion of the program.

"The time is here and we are ready," said owner Brad McCown. "I've waited on this moment all year long. We are going to have a great atmosphere, great racing, and great weather. It's going to be a time that both the die-hard race fan and the casual fan can come out and enjoy the weekend and at the same time 'be a part of history'."

Already, nearly 80 winged entries have filed entry forms at the Atomic Speedway office for the 410 winged sprint cars along with phone calls indicating numerous other drivers will be on-hand for the weekend. Over 100 entries are registered in the three divisions collectively with anticipation that the total driver sign-in could exceed 150 cars. 100 entries alone are expected for the Renegade Sprint Series winged spectacular.

The “Dash-for-Cash” alone–in all divisions– pays $1,000 to win, $500, $400, $300, $200, $150 and $100 through tenth. In the winged outlaw sprints, the winner’s share is $15,000 to win and $1000 to start for a 22-car field. Non-qualifiers will furn for $2,065 in the Charlie McCann Memorial and $200 to start. The #65 in the winner’s share stands for McCann’s longtime car number. Forty-two cars and drivers will go home with at least $200. The non-winged sprints and modifieds run for $5,000 to win and $500 to start.

Adult General Admission is Thursday $15, Friday $20, and Saturday $35 while adult Pits are $30, $35, $45 respectively. Student discounts are available and complete pricing can be found at https://www.facebook.com/AtomicSpeedway .

The Open Wheel Championship flaunts a $115,000 guaranteed purse! There is no entry fee and primitive camping is available at the track or full hook-ups at Trackside Camping. Once again we reiterate that the winged 410 Outlaw sprints pay $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start; the non-wing sprints pay $5,000 to win and the AMRA Modifieds pay $5,000 to win. Both pay $500 to start. Pits open at 12 noon and general admission gates at 4 p.m.

The American Motor Racing Association (AMRA) will be a part of one of the largest Open Wheel purses in America when Atomic Speedway hosts a $5,000 to win main event as part of the Open Wheel Championships, October 23-24-25.

IMCA, AMRA, and UMP Mods are legal for this race. Hoosier tires are required. Following is a Modified Payout 1. $5,000 2. $3,000 3. $2,000 4. $1,500 5. $1,200 6. $1,000 7. $900 8. $800 9. $700 10. $650 11. $600 12. $550 13. $500 14. $500 15. $500 16. $500 17. $500 18. $500 19. $500 20. $500 21. $500 22. $500.

Twenty-two cars will start with $5,000 to win, $650 posted for 10th, and $500 to start.

The American Motor Racing Association would like to see all of its contingency there and to bring home a win against some of the nation’s other sanctioning bodies.

VIP seating is available for the OWC for just $25 per night. Fans can upgrade general admission tickets to the VIP Tower for only $25. Enjoy the climate controlled atmosphere at a great price.

Ervco Sanitation has put up $1000 for the fast-car dash in each class, while Bobst Auto Parts has put up $500 fast time for Modifieds, and Callies Performance Products has posted $500 for the Renegade Sprints Fast Time.

Fine and Dandy Cotton Candy has posted $500 fast time for Non Wing Sprints. Bobst Auto Parts will continue to sponsor cautions and will provide the Wreckers for the weekend. Bobst will have wreckers on duty all weekend, while Accords Pizza and Subs will be supporting the entire three-day weekend.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<<www.atomicspeedway.net >>> or visit <<<http://atomicspeedwayowc.webs.com/ >>> 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.

Upcoming Schedule

3 DAY OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

410 Renegade Sprints, Non Wing Sprints Unsanctioned, with AMRA Modifieds

October 23- Sprint Practice, Non Wing Qualifying & Heats, Modified Qualifying & Heats

October 24- Sprint Qualifying & Heats, Non Wing B-Mains, Modified B-Mains, DASH FOR CASH in ALL 3 CLASSES $1,000 TO WIN

October 25- Sprint B-Mains & Feature $15,000 TO WIN, Non Wing Feature $5,000 TO WIN, Modified Feature $5,000 TO WIN, “Charlie McCann Winged Sprint Memorial” Non-Qualifiers $2,065 to win

November 1- Topless Weekend- DAN RENO MEMORIAL WEEKEND $2,222 TO WIN for Modifieds, plus Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Mods, plus Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

You can check out the info at:

http://atomicspeedwayowc.webs.com/

Open Wheel Championships schedule

October 23 , 24 & 25

Modifieds – $5,000 to win!

Non – Wing Sprints – $5,000 to win!

Renegade Sprint Cars – $15,000 to win!

www.atomicspeedway.net

2535 Blain Highway

Waverly, Ohio 45690

Schedule of events:

Thursday Oct. 23 – 12:00 – Pits Open

4:00 – Grandstands Open

6:30 – Modified/NW Sprint Hot Laps

7:30 – Modified/NW Sprint Qualifying

8:30 – Modified Heats

9:00 – NW Sprint Heats

9:30 – Modified C- Mains

10:00 – NW Sprint C- Main

Friday October 24 – 12:00 – Pits Open

4:00 – Grandstands Open

6:30 – Sprint Car Hot Laps

7:30 – Sprint Car Qualifying

8:30 – Sprint Car Heats

9:30 – NW Sprint B-main Hot Laps

9:45 – Modified B-main Hot Laps

10:00 – Sprint Car C- Mains

10:30 – NW Sprint B-mains

11:00 – Modified B-mains

11:30 – Sprint Car B-mains

Saturday Oct 25 12:00 – Pits Open

4:00 – Grandstands Open

4:30 – Mandatory Autograph Session

6:00 – Hot Laps

7:00 – Sprint Charlie McCann Memorial

7:30 – Mod/Sprint/NW Dash

8:30 – Modified A-Main

9:30 – Sprint Car A-Main

10:30 – NW Sprint Car A-Main

 

 

Covington Leads Start To Finish To Claim Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals

10/21/2014 Covington Leads Start To Finish To Claim Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals Glenpool, Ok. (October 21, 2014) - It was a dream come true night for Matt Covington as the Glenpool, Oklahoma shoe rocketed to his third victory of the season. Covington claimed the Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals and added his name to its list of historic drivers. Matt was able to pocket the winning $4,000 at the famed half-mile oval with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real.

The event was the 41st running of the Winter Nationals and James McElreath Memorial at the Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. Covington led start-to-finish for his fourth career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour score.

"This feels better than I thought it would. I've always wanted to win a National Tour race here. This means more to me than my first ever National Tour win, by far tops them all. I love this track, I love this place," commented a jubilant Matt Covington. "This is a dream come true."

After finishing 3rd in the feature on Friday, Matt locked into Saturday night’s finale. Covington pulled the pole position in the redraw for his feature starting spot.

Two attempts at the start, Covington was able to out run Brandon Hanks as the A-Rock Material No. 95 committed to the hub of the Devil's Bowl Speedway. After catching traffic by the fifth round, a caution for Wayne Johnson brought the field single file.

At speed, Covington set a torrid pace around the half-mile oval with slower traffic in the picture again by Lap 12. Working every angle on the slower cars, Covington found all roads blocked, allowing Brad Loyet to make up some ground who was running in second. However, Loyet's night ended in a ball of fire as the power plant in the Vacuworx Global No. 05 gave up on Lap 24. With a caution on Lap 26 for Tommy Bryant, followed by a red for Blake Hahn on Lap 28, Covington was able to remain in command of the field in his T&L Foundry/Triple X Chassis No.95, and held off Dusty Zomer who crossed runner-up for the second night in a row.

“Saturday night’s win was a pretty cool night for me,” stated Covington. “It was awesome for me to get a National Tour win at Devil’s Bowl. We have won some regional races at the Bowl, but never a national race. And to do it along with a lot of my family, friends, and sponsors that was there was pretty cool for me. We have had an up and down year and it’s just nice to get these last couple wins and strong runs like this team deserves. Hopefully we can take this win to help carry us into the STN and remainder of the season with more strong runs to build momentum into next year also.”

Matt and his Covington Motorsports team would like to thank his partners who made this win possible: T&L Foundry, Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, Winters, Brodix, C.G. Martin Company, Factor 1 Racing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, Pro Shocks, DMI Components, Keizer Wheels, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, GME Steering, Wesmar Racing Engines, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Maxwell Oil, and Schoenfeld Headers for their support in 2014.

2014 STATS: Starts-44, Wins-3, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-21

ON TAP: 10/22/2014 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR 10/24/2014 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR 10/25/2014 - I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio (Select Pay-Per-View video)

MERCHANDISE: There are new 2014 shirts now in stock which can be purchased at the races in the trailer, or on the website www.mattcovingtonracing.com.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95.

 

 

Wheatley Wraps Up Season With Frustration at 21st annual Trophy Cup

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2014) - This season didn't end as well as Austen Wheatley hoped.

Wheatley had a frustrating outing during his debut at the Trophy Cup last weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway, which hosted the 21st edition of the marquee 360ci sprint car event.

"You get points every time you hit the track at that race so you have to be aggressive the whole time," he said. "I was too aggressive at the wrong times and it got us in some trouble. But overall I was pretty proud of my qualifying because that's where I seem to struggle the most."

Wheatley qualified seventh quickest and 19th quickest on Thursday and Friday, respectively. Unfortunately, he was relegated to the C Main following difficult heat races both nights.

On Thursday, Wheatley was running fifth in the early stage of the C Main when another driver nearly ran into him entering turn one. Wheatley got on the brakes hard and spun around, which sent him to the back of the pack. He then rallied from 22nd to finish ninth.

However, on Friday Wheatley used the cushion to drive from 10th to third place in the late stage of the C Main. That earned him a transfer into the back of the B Main and he advanced from 23rd to 16th in that race.

"That was the best I felt all weekend in that C Main," he said. "Then the top went away so fast and the bottom came in. I couldn't make up as much ground in the B Main."

The weekend concluded on Saturday. Wheatley finished second in a D Main, which lined him up on the inside of the fifth row of the C Main.

"I just stepped on it," he said. "I went to slide Trey (Starks) on the first lap. I didn't think he'd get back in the gas. He drove around the outside and I didn't want to hit him so I spun."

Wheatley restarted at the back, but he was caught up in another incident several laps later and was unable to finish the race.

"You can learn from it," he said. "I think I left a lot on the table. Hopefully if we go back next year I can take that experience, we'll catch a couple of breaks and I can end with better results."

Wheatley will kick off 2015 at the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 16 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 6 (5); C Main: 9 (6).

Oct. 17 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 5 (3); C Main: 3 (10); B Main: 16 (23).

Oct. 18 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - D Main: 2 (1); C Main: DNF (9).

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 9 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 22 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Downforce Designs

Downforce Designs is an apparel company established and operated by Austen Wheatley. For information on apparel options, prices, clientele and more, visit http://www.DownforceDesigns.com.

"It's good to have a fresh take on apparel in the sport," Wheatley said. "My goal is to provide something unique and diverse, and I think I know what a driver wants to see on his or her apparel. It's a racer helping racers."

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Danny Lasoski Aim for Renegade Sprints Triumph

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Oct. 20, 2014) - Danny Lasoski will make his debut with Big Game Motorsports this weekend at the Open Wheel Championships.

The $15,000-to-win Renegade Sprints event will mark Lasoski's first trip back to Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, in several years.

"I've won at Atomic Speedway and had some success there in the past so I'm looking forward to going back," he said. "The Renegade Sprints series has had a couple of good shows during their first season so I'm excited to go race with those guys."

Lasoski and the Big Game Treestands team will tackle the high-banked track on Friday and Saturday.

"I think I won my first race at that place back in 1993," he said. "That was a long time ago. I know the Big Game Treestands car will be good so hopefully I can drive a great race, we'll catch the right breaks and we can take home that $15,000 for winning the race."

Lasoski has four feature victories this season and Big Game Motorsports has recorded eight wins.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the Open Wheel Championships with the Renegade Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

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 2013.

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

TRAIL CAMERAS -

Big Game Treestands® offers a variety of trail camera options that are user-friendly with exceptional imaging as well as a 120 degree pivoting head. New and improved cameras include the Jag, Mantis II, Frenzy, Storm II, Black Widow and Quick Shot. To learn more about or to purchase a trail camera, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Hafertepe Jr., Loyet and Johnson Looking Forward to Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Oct. 20, 2014) - A trio of top-notch drivers vying for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship will get a prime opportunity to race at Cocopah Speedway before the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Brad Loyet and Jason Johnson are in the thick of the ASCS National Tour points battle, which will wrap up with a November doubleheader at Cocopah Speedway. All three drivers will return to the 3/8-mile oval less than two months later for the five-race Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, which is Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10.

"The Winter Heat event is a big deal so I think it will only help to get more laps at Cocopah Speedway during the ASCS National Tour races in November," Hafertepe Jr. said. "There's a few of us who are going after the ASCS championship and who will return to the track in January for the Winter Heat races. Hopefully we can win a couple of times in November, win the championship and that'll give us momentum heading into 2015."

Johnson, who swept all four ASCS National Tour events at Cocopah Speedway in 2013, said that he is thrilled with the idea of racing in the United States in January.

"I think it's a great idea," he said. "The reason we do this is because we love racing. The opportunity for the mixture of associations, whether you support ASCS, World of Outlaws, All Stars, it's a great opportunity to get together and have some fun. It will be tough competition. You will see where you stack up and start building toward your 2015 season."

The four weekend races each pay $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start with the midweek race giving $5,000 to the winner.

"For me it's perfect," Loyet said. "I've been to New Zealand a couple of times. To have the opportunity to go race for five nights for the amount of money they are paying out, you can't beat that. You don't have to get on a plane and fly 12 hours. You just get to go down to nice, sunny Arizona in January and do some racing and you're going to make some money."

Tickets are available for sale online by visiting http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com. Additionally, anyone who purchases a ticket by Dec. 1, 2014, will receive a free fan pit pass from 2-5 p.m. on that race date.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN -

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

TICKETS -

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway. Anyone who purchases by Dec. 1, 2014, will receive a free fan pass to the pits from 2-5 p.m. on that race date.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

SPEED SPORT Productions will be broadcasting live Pay-Per-View video of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. Details on how to order will be released in the near future. The event will also be taped for a pair of one-hour delayed television broadcasts via MAVTV.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown

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

THE EVENT -

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY -

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Peterson Makes Trophy Cup Thursday Main; Comes Up Short Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing back aboard his V&H Fresh/Miller Lite/Inventory Sales Company Backed No. p37 machine for the first time since a vicious accident at the beginning of the month, Matt Peterson made the opening night feature at the Trophy Cup on Thursday night before coming up short of making the final night’s feature on Saturday night.

“I have to thank my dad, Shane, and Lee for all of their hard work, and giving me a good car each night,” Peterson said. “The driver did not do a great job, and we came up a little short of making the Saturday night feature.”

After winning his heat race on Thursday night, Peterson locked into the feature event, though contact in the main saw severe damage to his right-rear wheel, and with no time to fix it, Peterson tried to race with it, but it did not work out, and he ended up finishing 23rd.

With that Thursday night run being his best run out of the two preliminary nights, Peterson took that point total with him to the Saturday night program, where he sat 37th in points heading into heat race action.

Finishing second in his heat race, Peterson gained a few point positions, as he moved up to 35th, but with the invert in the B being 12, Peterson just missed the front row, and found himself starting in the 15th spot, and needing to get up to the top-four to move into the feature event.

On a very racy track during the B Main, the Wilton, CA driver worked around the slicked off surface, as he looked to put on a charge to get to the front of the field.

Peterson would work up to the 11th spot at he finish line, and his 2014 Trophy Cup would come to a close, a little earlier than he had hoped.

“I just made a couple of crucial mistakes that probably were the different of us being 35th or in the B Main inversion, and having a fighting chance of making the A,” Peterson said. “On the bright side, it was great to get back in the car after my wrekc, and all we can do now is get ready to end our season at Stockton in a couple of weeks.”

Matt and his team would like to thank V&H Fresh, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Future Energy Savers, Transportation Services, The Oil Medics, Shell Shock, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Peterson will return to action on 11/1 at the Stockton Dirt Track with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster in what will be their season finale event.

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

For more information contact Sales@petersenmediainc.com, 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia or follow @Petersen_Media on twitter.

 

 

Loudoun and Lines Aiming To Re-Visit Victory Lane Classic Style in 2015

On the back of the recent announcement that 2014 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champion Tim Kaeding will be back to defend his crown, two more previous winners have also confirmed their entries for the 2015 Classic.

The 40th Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic in 2012 produced an amazing result, with New South Welshman Ian Loudoun holding off two battle hardened racers in Craig Dollansky and Kerry Madsen to claim the $40,000.00 40th anniversary prize pool.

In 2015 Loudoun will return to chase a second Classic crown, once again campaigning for the West Australian based Peet Motorsport aboard the W65 entry which will utilize a Maxim Chassis with the horsepower being supplied by a Maxwill power plant.

2015 will mark the second consecutive year that Ian Loudoun has campaigned the Peet Motorsport entry and team principal Shannon Peet will be looking to improve on the team’s 6th place finish in the B-Main last January.

Peet Motorsport will make the trek from the West with the fantastic support of Valvoline, Stingray Rocktools, Mako Mining, Martin Engineering, Bar Minco, Zitron, Lindquist Electrical and Scardifield Smash Repairs

Joining Loudoun in the seemingly endless pursuit of Classic glory will be another of the Sports young guns, already a two time Classic Champion – Steven Lines.

Lines who hails from Mt. Gambier in South Australian is of course the 2011 and 2013 Classic Champion, leading home Brooke Tatnell and Jason Johnson in claiming his first win before again proving the class of the field in 2013 when he out ran American Terry McCarl and Tatnell once again.

For his 2015 campaign Lines will again be running for another popular West Australian based car owner in Brian Hall, with the team enjoying the support of Halls Haulage, Bridgestone Tyre Centre Albany, Wilson Trailers, Holla-Fresh, Valvoline, Clarend Transport, CJD Equipment, Skwid Signs, Jig-G-A Ag, South East Conveyers, Carlin and Gazzard and SR Photos.

With regular, highly regarded, crew chief Craig Bennett twisting the spanners on the distinctive W3 KPC Chassis with a potent Morrison motor between the down tubes, Lines is sure to be one of the genuine contenders come the three night Classic extravaganza.

Joining Loudoun and Lines in the early Classic entry list is popular Victorian based hard charger Domain Ramsay.

The Victorian has been a long time Sprintcar campaigner and on his night has been known to display some amazing car speed, with the 2015 Classic and more broadly the 2014-15 season, seeing Ramsay again team up with Victorian car owner David Dickson.

Dickson, of course, was responsible for luring American Sprintcar Star Kevin Swindell to the Classic in 2014; while it is rumored he may have a part in some more exciting news as the Classic draws nearer!

For the Classic Ramsay will be provided with all the necessary equipment aboard the V3 machine with thanks to the Essendon Auto Group, Swan Insurance, Castrol and Lupton Builders.

Rounding out the most recent batch of Classic nominations is Tasmanian hard charger Mark House.

‘Mozzie’ as he is affectionately known has been a regular on the grueling World Series Sprintcars trail in recent times and knows all to well the level of commitment it takes to be successful at the top end of this amazing sport.

For the 2015 Classic State Wide Turbo’s and Toll Shipping are assisting in ensuring the first of the Tasmanian entrants is up for the challenge.

The 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 23, 24 & 25, 2015.

 

 

Justyn Cox 11th Overall At Trophy Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justyn Cox put together a very solid weekend at the 21st Annual Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA as he used a Friday night 10th place finish and an 11th place effort on Saturday night to finish 11th overall in Trophy Cup Standings.

“It was pretty cool to go quick time on Friday night, and score a Top-10 even though we started on the front row,” Cox explained. “We were way off on our set up, so a 10th was decent, and then we were able to make the show on Saturday.”

Using Friday night’s quick time, and 10th place effort, Cox sat 15th overall in Trophy Cup points heading into Saturday’s heat races. Advancing his Capitol Casino/Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet/JRI Shocks backed No. 31c entry from sixth to fourth in his heat, the Clarksburg, CA pilot remained 15th in points, and locked into the night’s 50-lap feature event.

With the Top-20 in points inverted for the feature, Cox rolled off in the fifth row, and instantly jumped into the eighth spot, as the field jockeyed around for position. Under caution, Cox noticed he was having brake issues, but still stayed on the speedway, and the slick conditions made things tough on him as he slid back to the 12th spot as he fought to keep inside the Top-10.

Still fighting his brake issue, Cox sat in the 15th spot on the 34th lap when the caution waived and ultiamtley changed to red, allowing teams to add fuel to their machines for the final 16 markers.

When the race went back to green, the rubber had been laid down on the speedway, and Cox was able to find it, and pick up a few positions as he worked his way back up to the 11th spot in the closing laps.

Taking the checkered flag in the 11th spot, Cox also had climbed to 11th in the overall Trophy Cup standings.

“I can’t thank my guys enough for all of their hard work,” Cox said. “We struggled a bunch during the year, and it was nice to put together some strong runs during the biggest race of the year. Rod Tiner, Jr, Adam, Tommy, Fez, and Jason worked their butts off, and I thank them for their hard work.”

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-25, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Cox will be back in action on November 1st at the Stockton Dirt Track with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster!

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

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Late Race Restart Slows Netto

PETERSEN MEDIA: During most of the Saturday night feature event, DJ Netto was well in contention to claim the 2014 Trophy Cup Championship honors, but a restart after the fuel stop proved to be detrimental, as the Hanford, CA driver lost several spots, and wound up finishing 18th overall.

“It was disappointing for sure,” Netto said. “We were decent all weekend, and we were running fourth in the Saturday night feature, two spots out of the Trophy Cup lead, and we must have sealed a tire up, because the restart was terrible.”

Putting two consistent nights together during preliminary action, Netto took his Thursday night total into Saturday, and sat 16th overall in points.

With heat races early in the vening on Saturday a final shot to earn points, Netto’s fourth place finish dropped him to 17th overall in points, though he still locked into the feature event, where he rolled off in the fourth row.

Inverting the Top-20 fully for the feature event, the high point earners had their work cut out for them from the tail of the field, and Netto focused on moving forward to control his own destiny.

On an extremely slick surface, Netto took the green flag and worked his way towards the top five, as he battled with Mason Moore and Craig Stidham during the early part of the race.

Following a lap 10 caution, Netto was able to get by both Moore and Stidham, and work his Netto Ag/Netto West Farming/Penny Newman Grain No. 88n machine into the fifth spot, as he chased after Jonathan Allard.

With rubber beginning to go down on the speedway, Netto continued to shadow Allard, until the Chico, CA driver slowed to a stop on the 34th lap, bringing out a caution that ultimately led to the scheduled fuel stop.

Under the red, the points were recapped to the crowd, and it was announced that fourth running Netto was in second overall, just 10 points (2 spots) behind race leader, Willie Croft.

Poised to pick up a couple more positions when the action resumed, Netto was unable to get a good restart, as he lost several spots in a lap, before a caution flew again on the 35th lap, and he was scored in the 11th spot.

Running outside the top-10, Netto found himself in the work area with nose wing damage on the 43rd lap, and after making repairs, he came back out to finish in the 17th spot, and finish the Trophy Cup 18th.

“It was a bummer,” Netto said. “We put ourselves in a great spot after a long weekend of racing, and then it just went away in the blink of an eye. I have to thank my guys for their hard work, and congratulate Willie Croft and Rudeen Racing on the win. All I can do now is focus on Stockton.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Netto and his team will be back in action on November 1st in Stockton, CA.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-50, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-18

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJNetto88.

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

 

 

Gravel Great At Trophy Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Already missing a handful of World of Outlaw races at the start of the season, Roth Motorsports elected to send David Gravel out to California to compete in the 21st Annual Trophy Cup, and Gravel did everything right, though a rubber down track relegated him to a 18th place finish after starting 24th due to being the high point driver prior to the main event.

“We were fast all weekend, and I have feeling like there is unfinished business after that race,” Gravel said. “We went quick time both nights and finishing sixth and third in the two preliminary nights. This team worked hard, and we were awesome all weekend.”

Setting quick time on both Thursday and Friday night aboard his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle backed No. 83 machine, Gravel was able to win both of his heat races. On Thursday night he charged from 12th-sixth giving him the highest point tally, and on Friday night he bettered his total by way of his charge to third.

Sitting atop the point standings heading into Saturday night, Gravel went from 8th to fourth in his heat race, to keep his point lead, as he went into the feature event with a 10 point cushion over his teammate, Kyle Hirst.

With the field being inverted fully by points, and each position being a five point difference, Gravel entered the event with one goal, and that goal was to move forward.

With a ton of laps already being turned on the Thunderbowl Raceway, slick conditions made rubber being laid on the speedway almost imminent, and passing from the back of the pack looked to be a problem.

Getting off to a nice start once the race went green, the Watertown, CT driver was able to jump up a handful of spots, as his teammate, Kyle Hirst, remained glue to his bumper.

Sitting in the 19th spot, Gravel’s progress seemed to be halted as the rubber began to go down on the speedway, making maneuvering that much more difficult from the back of the pack.

A lap 34 caution turned into a fuel stop, and with some of the drivers towards the back opting to change tires, Gravel restarted the race in the 15th spot, but once the race went back to green, Gravel’s right rear went flat, and he pulled into the work area as another car came to a stop on the speedway.

Making the change, Gravel was able to restart from the tail end of the field, but passing was at a near premium in the closing laps. Though he entered the event as the point leader, an 18th place finish in the feature event saw his weekend end with a 14th place finish in Trophy Cup standings.

“This team didn’t deserve to be out of contention of the Trophy Cup,” Gravel said. “I have to thank Troy Welty and everyone for working so hard and giving me a really good car every time we hit the track. I also have to thank Dennis and Theresa Roth for flying me back out here for this race. I really love it, and am hopeful scheduling works out in 2015 so I can come back.”

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

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-90, Wins-4, Top 5’s-29, Top 10’s-59.

ON TAP: Gravel will now meet back up with the World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car Series this Saturday night at the Port Royal Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and by following David on Twitter @davidgravel89g.

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

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

 

 

Podium Result for Clarke and JBR

 It might’ve been a difficult night, but it was one that still saw Adam Clarke and the Jack Berry Racing team finish with a podium result. Clarke and the JBR team fought their way through last Saturday night’s second Polar Ice Series round at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, which included missing their opening heat race of the night, to finish in third place on the podium at the conclusion of the 20-lap feature race. In what was just their second outing together as team, Clarke and the JBR team faced some teething problems early on in the night aboard the Aus # 1 Polar Ice supported Esslinger powered Spike, but still managed to record the fastest lap in qualifying at the beginning of proceedings and then go on to win their second and final heat race. Despite missing the opening heat race due to mechanical woes, Clarke had still collected enough points to start the feature race from the inside of the third row. On a track where passing was difficult, Clarke tried every which way to progress forward, but in the end, had to settle for the final spot on the podium. Despite it not being the best night at Archerfield Speedway by their own lofty standards, the signs are there that the best is yet to come for Clarke and the JBR team. Clarke and the JBR team are going to be next in action this Saturday night (October 25) at Gunnedah Speedway in north-western NSW for the opening Speedcar Super Series round. The JBR team is proudly supported in the 2014-15 season by Polar Ice, Berry’s Refrigeration, Jack Berry Signs, American Tire & Racing Services, Atlantic Oil, and Ipswich Coates Hire.

 

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY BANQUET NEARING; 604 CRATE LATE MODELS & FLAT TRACK CARTS TO RACE IN 2015

 Orrville, Ohio By Mike Swanger

With all of the racing in the record books for 2014, the NAPA Wayne County Speedway Awards Banquet is set for Saturday, November 15th at the Pines Golf Course, 1319 North Millborne Road, which is just west of the Speedway. The top 10 drivers in the Fisher Performance Sprints, the Lias Tire Late Models, the Thrifty Muffler Super Stocks and the WQKT Mini Stocks will receive their awards which will include nearly $100,000 from the Contingency Connection Awards that has over 100 National Performance Manufacturers. Tickets are on sale for the banquet for $25 each and persons can send a check to: Wayne County Speedway, 209 Pine Street, Creston, Ohio 44217 and include a self addressed stamped envelope and tickets will be sent to you or you can pick up the tickets at the door. NO tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets must be ordered by Saturday, November 8th. Fans may also order tickets as it is a night of celebration with lots of fun, laughter and a good evening of entertainment. Doors will open at 4:45 pm with dinner served at 5:45 pm with the awards ceremony beginning at 7 pm. Plans have already started for the 2015 season that will include the 604 Crate Late Models that will go by the Rush Late Model standards. These are sealed crate motors that cost under $6,000 and can be run for two years. For more information on this class, go to www.rushlatemodels.com and watch for more information in the near future. A lot of interest from not only racers that have raced at NAPA Wayne County Speedway but from drivers that are already running these Crate Late Models wanting to race at the Orrville speedplant. A big hit at the Blow-out this year was the Flat Track Go Karts and watch for them to have a number of races during the upcoming season. Of course the Sprints, Super Late Models, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks and Mini Wedges will all be in action in 2015. Keep checking in with the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for further and latest information about the track.

 

 

Kevin Swindell Teams Up With Donnie Cooper for Short Track Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2014) - With a rare weekend off from the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Kevin Swindell will pilot Donnie Cooper's famed No. 01 sprint car during the 27th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires this weekend.

It will mark the first time Swindell has driven for Cooper, who has claimed multiple Short Track Nationals victories at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. The premier 360ci event featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour runs Wednesday through Saturday at the quarter-mile track.

"I know Donnie always has a good car that is in contention and I've always had really good success there," Swindell said. "That place seems to suit me well."

Swindell's best career finish during the $15,000-to-win event came in 2005 when he led several laps before finishing second to Tim Montgomery, who was driving for Cooper. Swindell powered from 10th to second place during his preliminary night last season, but mechanical issues forced him to the pits early in the finale.

"Last year we had a good shot, but had a little motor issue," he said.

Swindell hasn't raced a sprint car since the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Stores at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, in early August.

"We've got that Wednesday night race to get used to everything," he said. "Hopefully I'll get my bearings back quickly, have a solid night and go forward the rest of the weekend."

The Short Track Nationals kicks off on Wednesday with the 2nd annual Short Track Nationals Open. The best finisher among the top four who doesn't advance into Saturday's Short Track Nationals main event will receive a provisional.

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 11 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 27th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

VIDEO -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mike Curb and Curb Records

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

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

Swindell would also like to thank Arai Helmets, Racing Optics, John Christner Trucking and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Van Dam Puts Together Solid Outing at 21st annual Trophy Cup

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2014) - Henry Van Dam called the 21st annual Trophy Cup a solid weekend.

"It was a touch disappointing because I think we had a shot at being in the top 10 in points, but overall it was a good weekend," he said. "It was a lot of fun."

Van Dam ended 15th in overall points out of the more than 80 sprint car teams that tackled the tripleheader at Thunderbowl Raceway.

The action kicked off last Thursday with Van Dam qualifying 11th quickest. However, he finished where he started - fourth - in his heat race, which relegated him to the B Main.

"We qualified really good for where we went out," he said. "The heat races ended up where there wasn't much passing. We just couldn't capitalize on being in the right spot at the right time, which left us going to the B Main. Then we just missed the setup. We were way too free. I thought the track had more speed than it did."

Van Dam ended 14th in the consolation race, but on a bright note he had a clean slate to put together a solid points night on Friday.

"We qualified early on Friday and took advantage of some things that happened in our heat," he said. "We went out early to qualify, which helped us. That put us in a good spot for the night."

Van Dam qualified fourth quickest and he maneuvered from sixth to third place in his heat race, which locked him into the main event. He lined up on the inside of the fourth row for the feature.

"We made progress from the night before, but still didn't go as far as we needed getting the car tightened up," he said. "We were able to move around, keep ourselves out of trouble and get a good finish. I played it pretty safe and we ended up 11th. It wasn't a bad night, but we weren't where we needed to be with the car."

The solid points night started Van Dam on the outside of the second row of a heat race on Saturday. He picked up one position to finish third, which put him 10th in overall points entering the 50-lap feature. Since it was fully inverted Van Dam lined up on the inside of the eighth row.

"We started off pretty conservative to see how things were going to lay out," he said. "We got settled in and a couple of the faster guys who started behind us got us. Then we started to get in a rhythm. We had a long green flag run and I got a line moving that nobody else was running. I think I was passing Roger (Crockett) for eighth and the caution came out. At that point the track started taking rubber. After that I went back up to the high middle groove I had been running and the rubber was below that so I ended up losing a few positions."

Van Dam, who was up to ninth with eight laps remaining, dropped a few positions following that restart. He ended 14th, which marked his 30 th top 15 of the season.

"It was kind of a weekend you had to make sure you kept your stuff together in one piece and also put yourself in the right spot at the right time," he said. "It was really tough to keep up with the track. We took advantage of our opportunities and had a solid performance."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 16 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 4 (4); B Main: 14 (13).

Oct. 17 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 11 (7).

Oct. 18 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 14 (15).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 6 wins, 14 top fives, 22 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HenryVanDam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanDamRacing

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a video by ARRacing of Van Dam winning the Summer Thunder Sprint Series event at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 7: http://youtu.be/a2sBRaf5l1c

APPAREL -

Van Dam has t-shirts and sweatshirts available for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Clems Enumclaw Powersports

Located in Enumclaw, Wash., Clems Enumclaw Powersports has been family owned and operated since 1974. Clems has been a one-stop shop for all powersports needs for nearly 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.EnumclawSuzuki.com.

"Clems Enumclaw Powersports makes sure our needs are taken care of getting around the pit area," Van Dam said. "I'm very grateful for their support for the race team."

Van Dam would also like to thank Kovash Logging, Johansen Excavating, Enumclaw Xpress Lube, Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw, Factory Kahne, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Van Dam Dairy, Village Green Resort, D&L Equipment Repair, Zender Equipment, Big Bob's Flooring Outlet, Bob and Joan Shumway, Kellan and Kelsey Hall, Foothills Auto Supply, American Powder Coating, Pete Vos, Char's Barber Shop, Wesmar Race Engines, SpeedMart, Van Dam Farms and Rich Van Dam Dairy for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Up and Down Trophy Cup For Jonathan Allard

PETERSEN MEDIA- His final race weekend in the United States did not quite go as he had hoped, but Jonathan Allard grinded all weekend, and raced his way in to the feature event and ended up 17th in Trophy Cup points.

“It was just a tough weekend all around,” Allard said. “We were okay on Thursday night, and Friday night I made a mistake in our heat race, but we sat 20th in points going in to Saturday night.”

Heat races on Saturday night provided a final point grab for drivers and teams, and a fifth place effort in his heat, dropped Allard a couple of positions, and put him into the night’s B Main, with the top four finishers transferring into the 50-lap feature event.

Lining up fourth in the semi, Allard was on kill, as he had his Tri-C Manufacturing/K&N/ButlerBuilt backed no. 3c machine planted against the wall and digging, as he worked his way in to the race lead, and never looked back as he picked up the win, and moved into the feature event, where he again found himself starting in the second row.

Focusing on getting the race win, Allard ran in the fourth spot during the early goings of the feature event as he battled with Willie Croft and Mason Moore as the trio all jockeyed for position.

Continuing to run in the fourth spot on the extremely slick Thunderbowl surface, Allard’s machine died and came to a stop on the 34th lap, bringing out the caution that ultimately led to the fuel stop, giving his team ample time to find an issue.

Able to restart from the tail end of the field, the rubber had been laid on the speedway, and passing was tough, but the Chico, CA driver was able to pick up a few positions, as he finished the race in the 15th spot, putting himself 17th overall in the Trophy Cup standings.

“We had a really good year overall, and it was a pleasure to win 12 races together in our first year,” Allard said. “It is a little bit of a bummer for our year to end the way it did, but the boys will work hard over the winter, and hopefully next year we can come out strong. I have to thank Clyde and Marion Lamar for their continued to support, and again cannot thank them enough for this opportunity they have given me.”

Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, K&N, ButlerBuilt, Platinum Powder Coating, 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 and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-62, Wins-12, Top 5’s-29, Top 10’s-41.

ON TAP: Allard will now head to New Zealand, as his schedule down there is set to begin.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.com, or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

 

 

Tiner 9th at Trophy Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA: Steven Tiner put together a very strong 2014 Trophy Cup, as he worked his way to a ninth place finish in the feature event on Saturday night, netting him a ninth place overall finish in the Trophy Cup.

“We had a really good weekend, overall,” Tiner said. “We had some mechanical issues on Friday night, but we were still good enough with our Thursday night results to lock into the feature event.”

Friday night saw Tiner transfer into the feature event from the B, but engine issues saw the Visalia, CA driver call it an early night, and he opted to use his Thursday night results, which ultimately saw him 12th overall in points heading into Saturday night.

“We had really good speed on Thursday night, but getting into the wall early bent some parts, and we didn’t finished where I think we should have, but it was a good night.”

Lining up in the fourth row of his heat race, Tiner had his elbows up, as he made some big time moves aboard his Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/BR Motorsports No. 94 machine to finish in the second spot, and move to ninth in points heading into the 50-lap feature event.

With the Top-20 in points fully inverted for the race, Tiner lined his Elma Lanes/Harvest Supply/Powder Coat-It backed entry up in the eighth row.

On the extremely slick and deteriorating surface, passing was at a premium, making things tough on the cars starting near the rear of the field, not customary to Trophy Cups of the past.

Still trying to get as many positions as he could, Tiner was able to climb towards the Top-10 in the first 10 laps, as he chased after Carson Macedo and Bud Kaeding.

As the laps clicked off, the battle near the Top-10 heated up, and Tiner would slip back as far as the 13th spot, where he ran on the 34th lap when the caution flew, and then turned to red for a fuel stop.

When the race went back green, Tiner quickly jumped into the 10th spot as he chased after Roger Crockett, and Craig Stidham. As the laps continued to click down, the rubber continue to lay down on the speedway, and passing was pretty much non existent.

On the 43rd lap, Craig Stidham got upside down, and Tiner moved into the ninth spot. Over the final seven laps, Tiner was able to hold his own, as he brought his weekend to a close with ninth place finishes in both the race and the standings.

“I really have to thank all the guys who worked so hard to get us ready to run this weekend, and keep me on the track all weekend,” Tiner said. “This race is a huge deal to me, and it was nice to run well most of the weekend.”

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

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-38, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-19

ON TAP: Tiner is scheduled to return to action on November 1st at the Stockton Dirt Track to compete with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster in what will be the series’ final event of the season.

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Hirst Has Strong Trophy Cup; Wins Trio Of Prelim Features

PETERSEN MEDIA- The Trophy Cup offers a very unique, and tough, format, and Kyle Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team showed consistency as Hirst ended up finishing seventh in overall Trophy Cup points, after winning the C, B, and A, on Thursday night, fourth on Friday night, and 10th from the last row on Saturday night.

“We put ourselves in a great spot heading into the Saturday night feature, but unfortunately the track made things tough on the guys starting in the back, but we were able to move forward, though we would have loved to pick up a few more spots and win the deal, but I am happy for Willie Croft and the Rudeen Racing team.”

With 84 cars entering the prestigious event, Hirst earned his first quick time award of the season on Thursday night, putting him sixth in his heat race. With only the top-two finishers moving into the A, Hirst was unable to do much on the locked down surface, and ended up in a very stacked C Main event.

With the C lined up by points, Hirst started on the pole of the Saturday night C, and went on to pick up the win, moving him into the B Main, where he lined up in the seventh spot, again based on points.

Continuing to show speed, Hirst was able to work his way forward, and grab the win in the B Main aboard his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83JR, transferring him into the feature event.

The feature event inverted the Top-12 in the point standings, and sitting 10th, Hirst lined up in the third row of the preliminary night feature, and went on to pick up his sixth win of the year with Roth Motorsports, successfully running, and winning, Thursday night’s alphabet soup.

Following Friday night’s fourth place effort, Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team headed into Saturday night’s finale sitting sixth in the points before a fourth place finish in his heat race, bumped him up to second in points, heading into the 50-lap feature event, just 10 points behind his Roth Motorsports teammate, David Gravel.

Lining up in the last row of the feature event alongside Gravel, Hirst was on the hammer when the race came to life, but track conditions made things tough on the top point earners who were in back of the pack, and struggling to work their way forward.

Hanging around the 18th spot during the first part of the race, Hirst ran right with Gravel, as he looked for some separation, as he was on a mission to make up points.

Sitting in the 18th spot on the 34th lap, Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team opted to change both rear tires, and move to the back of the pack, with the hopes of having enough tire to make up ground in the final 16 laps.

The decision did work to an extent, as Hirst was able to make up some ground in the closing laps, as we worked his way up to a 10th place finish in the race, and finishing 7th in Trophy Cup standings.

“We were really hoping to make up some ground and win this deal, but it was not in the cards,” Hirst explained. “This race means so much to all of us, and it’s cool to run well, and win a prelim. Now we will focus on Stockton, as we look to wrap up this KWS title.”

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

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-37, Wins-6, Top 5’s-23, Top 10’s-30

ON TAP: Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team will return to action on Saturday, November 1st at the Stockton Dirt Track for the KWS season finale.

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

 

 

Carson Macedo 4th in Trophy Cup Standings

PETERSEN MEDIA- After an ugly wreck at the Thunderbowl during the Cotton Classic, Carson Macedo and his Tarlton Racing team rebounded quite well as the Lemoore, CA driver ended up finishing fourth overall in the Trophy Cup after a sixth place effort during Saturday night’s feature event.

“We got into a wreck on Thursday night which I wish would not have happened because Paul Baines gave me a great car all weekend,” Macedo explained.

With the new Trophy Cup Format using a drivers best night for their Saturday night total, Macedo headed into Saturday night sitting 14th points after his 9th place run on Friday night.

Running a heat race on Saturday night, Macedo finished third in his heat race, bumping himself up to 11th in the standings, meaning he would start the feature event in the 14th position.

On the extremely slick Thunderbowl Raceway surface, Macedo was able to move forward in the early goings of the feature event, as he had his WFO Apparel/Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc. No. 21 machine up into the 10th spot, when the race’s first caution waived on the 10th lap.

Continuing to battle with Justyn Cox and Terry McCarl, Macedo continued to work forward, as he sat in the eighth spot on the 18th lap.

As the track began to take rubber, Macedo was able to still pick up some spots, as he worked past Craig Stidham to take over the seventh spot just before the caution flew with 16-to-go, that ultimately turned into the scheduled fuel stop.

When the action resumed following the stop, Macedo was able to get by DJ Netto who got out of shape, and moved into the sixth spot. Over that final laps, passing was put to a premium, and though he tried to get out of the rubber to gain move points, Macedo would come across the stripe with a sixth place finish, ultimately giving him a fourth place finish in the Trophy Cup standings.

“It was a really good weekend for us,” Macedo said. “I think we had a better night going overall on Thursday night, which would have been nicer to come into Saturday night with, but we stayed in contention, and I am really happy with how things went. I can’t thank everyone who helps on this team enough for all they do for me.”

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., WFO Apparel, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2014 season.

ON TAP: Macedo and his Tarlton Racing team will be at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 1st.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-31, Wins-1, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-24

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Red Hot Croft Claims Trophy Cup Race Win and Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA- The unique thing about the Trophy Cup Saturday night A Main is the race within a race. Often times fans watch the battle for the race lead, as well as watch the top point earners charge from the back as they eye the Trophy Cup Championship. Saturday night, Willie Croft was able to claim both, as he charged from sixth to pick up the race win, as well as earn the cool $20,000 To Win Trophy Cup.

“I still can’t believe it,” Croft said. “I did not think we had a chance to win the Trophy Cup starting where we were, and I was just focused on winning the race. I am so happy for these Rudeen Racing guys, and am so glad, and thankful, for the opportunity they gave me.”

Heading into the Saturday night program sitting 21st in Trophy Cup standings, Croft was on the wheel in his Saturday night heat race, as he picked up a third place finishing aboard the Vube.Com/Moto Transportation/Kaeding Performance No. 26 machine.

When the point were tabulated, Croft had moved into the 19th spot in the standings, putting him safely in the feature event, where he would roll off in the third row for the 50-lap contest.

With the track beginning to become abrasive towards the end of the B Main, officials did some track prep in hopes of keeping it from taking rubber in the feature event, but with the possibility of the track going rubber down, Croft was focused on getting to the front in a hurry.

The green flag waiving saw Croft work into the fourth spot, as he ripped around the Thunderbowl Speedway chasing after Jonathan Allard and Greg DeCaires.

Working into the third spot by the 10th lap, Croft had a front row seat to the battle for the lead between Mitchell Faccinto and DeCaires, letting him close in on the duo, before he was able to get around DeCaires for the second spot on the 15th lap.

Continuing to finesse his way around the Thunderbowl, lapped traffic came into play as he chased after Faccinto, before he was able to slide up in front of the leader on the 29th circuit exiting turn two.

On the 34th lap, the caution flew, and at this time, officials elected to throw the red and let the cars refuel as was announced in the drivers meeting.

At this time it was announced to the crowd that Croft had currently moved into the top spot of the point standings based on where everyone was running, but with the higher point earners still working forward, Croft could only simply focus on winning the race.

When the race went back to green, Faccinto challenged Croft initially, but Croft was able to break away until the red flew on the 43rd lap.

Over the final seven laps, Croft was flawless as he stretched his lead out, and picked up his second win of the season, and also earned Rudeen Racing their first ever win in the state of California by doing so.

Amidst the race win celebrations, Croft was extremely surprised and emotional when it was announced that he had also earned the coveted Trophy Cup Championship.

“It is such an awesome feeling, I really do not know what to say,” Croft added. “I had a blast racing with the Rudeen Racing guys last year, and was really excited to race with them again this weekend. It is so cool to win this deal after the month of second place finishes we had.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, The Christian Stover

Foundation, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Shark Racing Engines, A.R.T., M.R.O. Industrial Supply, Redline Oil, Kaeding Performance, PaPa’s Beef Jerky, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, AIC Powdercoating, and GUTS for their support in 2014.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-29, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-13.

ON TAP: Croft will next be in action on November 1st at the Stockton Dirt Track with the King of the West Series and the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @wcroft29.

 

 

Brad Loyet – A Devil of a Time!

(Bill W) October 20, 2014 – The good news is, Brady Loyet and the Vacuworx Global/Miller Truck Lines #o5 had a fast racecar at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas last weekend. The bad news is, while going for the win in Saturday’s Winternationals finale, the power plant gave in. That cut the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver’s point lead with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series, but he still holds an advantage heading into the last four point races in November. The team has a couple of weeks off to prepare for the stretch run. More importantly, Brad will be marrying his fiancé Cassie this weekend.

Knowing he is a curse for the draw, Brad found a friend to do the honors for Friday’s prelim. “My buddy from New Zealand drew the pill for me,” he says. “I wanted a front row outside spot. He drew the pole. I thought that was o.k. We were able to win the heat, no problem. We were in the redraw until the last heat race.”

Brad ended up one spot out of the redraw and started ninth in the feature. “It was typical Devil’s Bowl,” he says. “It was hard to pass for us…hard to go anywhere. Once we got to the leaders it was tough to get around them. We ended up fifth, one spot out of locking ourselves into Saturday. Overall, it was a good night, and we were happy with it.”

Saturday’s draw went well too. “Saturday, we got our wish and drew the second row outside for the heat,” says Brad. “We had a really good car. We got the lead right away. We almost got passed at one point, but we were able to pull away. That put us in the redraw.”

The draw saw Brad start inside row two for the finale. “We had a really good car,” he says. “We fell into third right away. About halfway through, our car was a rocket ship. It seemed everyone else was falling off.”

He would move into the runner-up spot. “I was able to get around Aaron Reutzel for second,” says Brad. “It was one of those nights where you’re sitting in the car, and everything felt perfect. I felt really calm and cool thinking we were going to win the race.”

Sometimes they run best before they go. “I was on (Matt) Covington’s back bumper,” says Brad. “He was in lapped traffic. I was just waiting for the right opportunity to get around him. Unfortunately, going down the back straightaway, something in the bottom of the motor let go. That ruined our night, but we had an awesome racecar.”

The team was able to see a silver lining despite a tough night. “Fortunately, we haven’t had a lot of nights like that,” says Brad. “Unfortunately, it happened when we were up front racing for the win. We have a couple weekends off here before we have four nights left with ASCS. Unfortunately, we lost quite a few points Saturday, but we are still leading, and that’s an advantage we have. It’s going to be a race, that’s for sure! Our engine builder is going over the motor with a fine tooth comb that we’re running for those shows. We plan to be good to go.”

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

 

 

Kemenah To Pilot Hunter Racing No. 10H In 2015

By: Joe Burrage Alvada, Ohio (October 21, 2014) – The end of the 2014 Sprint Car season is near, car owners, drivers, and teams are already getting things ready for the 2015 season. Car owners Rob and Rita Hunter are proud to announce they have hired Chad Kemenah to drive the Brilex, Seneca Energy Corp., Nighthawk Holdings Berlin Natural Bakery No.10H sprint car in 2015, but that’s not all. Brian Kemenah will also be joining the Hunter Racing Team as there Crew Chief.

“We are very excited to have Chad Kemenah as our driver and Brian Kemenah as our crew chief for the upcoming 2015 season,” says Hunter. “Brian and Chad bring a great deal of experience to our team, they both understand what it takes to win races on and off the track. They also take care of their equipment and they both have had a great deal of success in high profile races, not to mention they are also great with the fans. We are really looking forward to the upcoming season.”

After an eight year hiatus, Chad is reuniting with his Brother, Brian, for the upcoming season. “I am very excited about getting the opportunity to race with my brother again. He has been coming to the races with me for the last month, helping me with the car and it feels like we never stopped racing together. I’m already comfortable with him setting the car up and it’s a great feeling” said Kemenah.

“My wife Tracy and my father-in-law Bob Hampshire have supported me enormously over the years and I couldn’t have done it without them or the support of our sponsors, but the time has come for us to leave the car owner role” Kemenah said.

“I never really intended on being a car owner, but it was just the cards we were dealt at the time. I am looking forward to getting back to my main focus as a driver again. I think with my brother’s help and Rob Hunter as my new car owner, we are going to put together a tough team. I couldn’t be more excited about this new deal that Rob and Rita have put together for us. I never thought I would have another chance at such a good ride with a car owner that can provide all the pieces for a successful race team and the bonus is that I have my brother back as my mechanic.”

In years past, the Kemenah brothers have posted Four Straight All Star Circuit of Champions titles, two World of Outlaw feature wins and a second place finish at the 2004 Knoxville Nationals. They are very appreciative of Rob Hunter for giving them this outstanding opportunity to come aboard his team for the upcoming season and they feel that he’s a great match for them as a car owner.

The team plans to run a full Renegade Sprint Series schedule next year as well as picking up some World of Outlaw races, the Knoxville Nationals, and possibly some 360 races in the mix.

Follow the latest news about Chad Kemenah on Facebook at Chad Kemenah Racing and on twitter at CKR_10H

 

 

Short Track Nationals Week – Qualifying Nights Revealed!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 20, 2014) – It’s Short Track Nationals week. A span of time that includes four nights of the world’s most intense racing action with more than $100,000 in cash distributed over the course of the prestigious event.

The racing action at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway gets under way with the Second Annual STN Open on Wednesday night with the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires officially getting under way with the first of two preliminary nights on Thursday.

The Thursday and Friday prelims will set the stage for Saturday night’s card of events that includes the Saturday Night STN Showdowns along with “C” and “B” Mains before culminating with the $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN championship finale.

With 67 entries already in and numerous others expected before the green flag flies, the qualifying night assignments have been determined.

The list of qualifying night assignments is as follows, with late entries assigned as needed.

Thursday

#0m Jake Martens (Fairview, OK)

#01 Kevin Swindell (Germantown, TN)

#03 Joe Wood, Jr. (Oklahoma City, OK)

#1m Sean McClelland (Tulsa, OK)

#3h Brandon Hanks Thursday (Burlison, TN)

#5 Eric Lutz (Sioux Falls, SD)

#7m Chance Morton (Coweta, OK)

#8 Alex Sewell (Broken Arrow, OK)

#9$ Kyle Clark (Tulsa, OK)

#10b Mitch Brown (Brantford, ONT)

#10m Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN)

#12d Dalton Davis (Rossville, TN)

#15h Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)

#15J Jeremy Middleton (N. Little Rock, AR)

#17 Josh Baughman (Odessa, TX)

#17g Cody Gardner (Benton, AR)

#17T Channin Tankersley (Highlands, TX)

#19 Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA)

#21 Kevin Hinkle (Cabot, AR)

#21b Brian Brown (Grain Valley, MO)

#21T Ray Allen Kulhanek (Conroe, TX)

#23 Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA)

#23m Lance Moss (Cherryville, NC)

#32b Taylor Tidmore (Hernando, MS)

#33h Mark Huddleston (Genoa, AR)

#43 Matthew Bauldwin (Little Rock, AR)

#49 Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH)

#74e Claud Estes (Godley, TX)

#87b Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY)

#87r Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX)

#88 Tim Crawley (Benton, AR)

#91a Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN)

#94 Jeff Swindell (Bartlett, TN)

#99J Blake Jenkins (Alexander, AR)

#199 Ryan Bowers (Ham Lake, MN)

Friday

#0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, ONT)

#00 Dane Lorenc (Bowmansville, NY)

#2 A.J. Bruns (Lincoln, IL)

#3a A.G. Rains (West Memphis, AR)

#4J Gary Taylor (Snohomish, WA)

#5r Jerod Roller (Olive Branch, MS)

#8m Kade Morton (Coweta, OK)

#9jr Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

#9p Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN)

#10g Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN)

#12w Dale Wester (Ovilla, TX)

#14k Kyle Bellm (Nixa, MO)

#14m Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)

#16 Anthony Nicholson Friday (Bartlett, TN)

#17b Ryan Bickett (Ramona, SD)

#17w Harli White (Lindsey, OK)

#18 Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS)

#21bx Brandon Hinkle (Cabot, AR)

#26m Marshall Skinner (West Memphis, AR)

#28 Jason Keith (Fredericktown, MO)

#31b Christopher Bell (Norman, OK)

#38 Rick Pringle (Benton, AR)

#40 Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)

#41 Jason Johnson (Eunice, LA)

#45x Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, NM)

#47 Eric Riggins, Jr. (Charlotte, NC)

#52 Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)

#77x Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK)

#82z Dusty Zomer (Brandon, SD)

#95 Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

#99h Jerrod Hull (Sikeston, MO)

#X Charlie Louden (Camden, AR)

The pre-entry discount of $150 expired with entries filed or postmarked by October 14, with post-entries for the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires filed for $250 by calling the track at 501-455-4567 or at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/stn2014.pdf.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 23-25, 2014. $15,000 to win the STN finale on October 25 with $2,500 to start the STN championship feature. Race time is 7:30 p.m. each night. Rain date is October 30, October 31 & November 1. The $2,000 to win and $200 to start Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open kicks off all the action on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m.

The Format: Approximately half the field will take to the track in the Thursday night qualifying event, with the other half in Friday’s qualifying event. The popular format of heats and qualifying races will once again be in place on the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights. The top 14 in cumulative points from heats and qualifiers will be locked into that night’s main event, with two or three “B” Mains, depending upon car count, contested to fill out the qualifying night feature field.

The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.

The balance of the field will redraw on Saturday to set lineups for eight (8) “Saturday Night STN Showdowns”. With double passing points in effect, points will be added to qualifying night point totals (heats, qualifying races and features) with the top eight (8) in total points advancing to STN feature starting positions 7-14.

The next 36 in total points will go to three “B” Mains with the remainder of the field to three “C” Mains. Top finishers from “C” Mains will move on to “B” Main action, with the top two from each “B” Main moving on to the STN finale.

Wednesday’s Short Track Nationals Open will have no impact upon Thursday, Friday or Saturday lineups, with the exception that the top finisher among Wednesday’s top four that is unable to qualify for Saturday night’s STN finale will be offered a provisional.

Wednesday’s STN Open will include heat races lined up by pill draw with passing points in effect that will set lineups for the “B” Main(s) (multiple “B” Mains if necessary depending upon car count) and “A” Main.

The Past Winners: Sammy Swindell (2013, 2011 and 1990), Paul McMahan (2012 and 2002), Brad Sweet (2010), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2009 and 2008), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Gary Wright (2004, 2003, 1999 and 1995), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994), John Gerloff (1993), Steve Kinser (1991, ’89 and ‘88). 1992 finale was rained out.

The Tickets: Advance tickets for either three or four nights are on sale through Monday, October 20, no advance sales after that. Single night tickets are not available in advance. Tickets ordered in advance are just $61 for all four nights (Wednesday through Saturday) or $51 for three nights (Thursday through Saturday) with $1 off if paying cash.

Day of show prices are $15 on Wednesday, $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $3 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then $6 on Saturday with a $1 cash discount per ticket.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, call the track at 501-455-4567 or e-mail orders to raceytlc@sbcglobal.net.

Pit passes are $25 on Wednesday, $30 on both Thursday and Friday and $35 on Saturday.

The PPV: Can’t make your way to Little Rock, AR, for this prestigious event? Once again you can still catch every lap of the action on your computer via live Pay-Per-View. Just check out www.shorttracknationals.com for pricing and ordering information. Orders are being taken now.

The Trade Show & Midway: This year’s rendition of the Short Track Nationals will also include the Tenth Annual Short Track Nationals Trade Show & Midway. Fans, drivers & crews will have the opportunity to visit vendor displays, which opens at noon on Wednesday and then at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The deadline for guaranteed vendor space is Monday, October 20. Inquiries regarding vendor space should be directed to dssm93@msn.com.

For more information regarding the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, contact I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567 or check online at http://www.i-30speedway.com/shorttracknationals.html.

 

 

Tickets still on sale for the Tribute to Gary Patterson/ King of the West 410 & Civil War 360 Series finale at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 1

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – October 20, 2014…The 31st annual Tribute to Gary Patterson is set to cap the Stockton Dirt Track season in a huge way coming up on Saturday November 1, as both the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series champion and the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster titlist will be crowned at the 3/8 mile clay oval.

Last season’s inaugural Tribute to Gary Patterson in Stockton saw Rutherford’s Rico Abreu claim the King of the West Series finale, while San Jose’s Tim Kaeding won the non-sanctioned Winged 360 Sprint Car portion of the night.

The event saw 35 KWS 410 Sprints Cars on hand and 39 Winged 360 Sprinters in action. With the Civil War Series sanctioning the 360 portion this season it is expected to be even bigger & better and an event that fans won’t want to miss. It will be a definite historic night with the King of the West 410’s & Civil War 360’s on the same card, during the same night, for the first time ever.

Chico's Kyle Hirst & Fremont's Shane Golobic will look to wrap up both respective titles in Stockton. Hirst holds a 101-point lead on the King of the West side of things, while Golobic maintains a 94-point advantage with Civil War.

To purchase your tickets for November 1 contact (916) 370-9417 and to view a seating chart log onto http://stocktondirttrack.com/ grandstands.pdf to find the seats you want. There will also be a car show and live band during the day from noon to 4pm behind the grandstands, so make plans to arrive early and enjoy the festivities with us. Reserved camping spots are also available and be acquired by contacting ticket office.

Premium reserved grandstand seats cost $30 for all ages, with general admission lower bleacher seats being $20 for ages 13 and up. Kids 6-12 in the lower bleacher seats cost $10 and 5 & under FREE. Box seats in sets of six will be sold for $180 and sets of eight for $240. There will also be a $3 convenience fee for each presale ticket purchased.

Known as the "Dancing Phantom from Stockton," the "Preacher," the "Hostile Hippie" or just simply "GP," Gary Patterson was one of the most colorful characters of his time and captured a number of major wins in his career, including the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Super Dirt Cup in Washington and the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot Park among others.

Patterson lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Calistoga Speedway on Memorial Day weekend 1983 and an event in his memory has been held every year since. “GP” moved to Stockton, California in 1957 and actually began his career at the Stockton 99 Speedway. This season will be the second time we’ve paid Tribute to Gary Patterson at the Stockton Dirt Track.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 3/8 mile clay oval and is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. It is built inside a one-mile horse track and boasts one of the nicest dirt track facilities in the state.

The physical address for the Stockton Dirt Track is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit http://www.stocktondirttrack.com/

Be sure and like the Stockton Dirt Track on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stocktondirt?fref=ts as well as follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/stocktondirt

Information on the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster can be found at www.kwssprints.com & www.civilwarsprints.com

 

 

Reidy’s Top Five Form Continues

Danny Reidy made his 2014-15 season debut at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway last Saturday night, and he came away with another top-five result.

Despite being relatively pleased with a fourth-place finish in the feature race, he was left to rue an opening lap incident that hampered his chances of contending for the win.

“I had qualified on the front row of the feature race, but I got caught up with another driver on the opening lap and consequently drop a couple of positions,” explained the NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim driver, who had set the second fastest lap of the feature race.

“With it being mainly one lane on the top of the track for the majority of the feature race, it was difficult to pass, and it wasn’t helped that we were unable to really get into lapped traffic due to stoppages. That said, we still had a strong car, but our fourth-place finish wasn’t a true reflection of our speed.”

The night started for Reidy by qualifying fifth fastest in time trials. From there, he finished his two heat races in second and fifth place respectively. These results qualified him into the top 6 dash, where he went on to finish in second.

This Saturday night (October 25), Reidy will return to Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway, for the third round of their track championship.

Reidy would like to thank Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs, Downs Tinting & Signs, P&M Motor Body Repairs, Gonzo’s Race Pipes and Inglis Race Engines, for their 2014-15 season support.

To find out more about Reidy, check him out on Facebook by searching Danny Reidy Racing.

 

 

Cory Haas Ends Williams Grove Speedway Season with ‘Fall Fest’ Victory ‘Fall Fest’ Win was First of 2014 for Haas/Barshinger Duo

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

York, PA (October 19th, 2014) - Cory Haas ended his 2014 Williams Grove Speedway campaign with a bang; earning the ‘Fall Fest’ victory on Saturday evening, October 18th. Haas, who pilots the Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Tailgaters Grill & Drafthouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, no. 11C ‘410’ sprint car weekly in central Pennsylvania, held off Ryan Smith and Danny Dietrich for the 25-lap victory, after starting the season finale on the front row. The win was the first of 2014 for the York, Pennsylvania native, as he ends his Williams Grove Speedway season 11th in the final track championship standings.

“It was a pretty good night...feels great to end the season that way” explained Cory Haas, “We were pretty good...its been a pretty up and down season for us...spent a lot of time getting things figured out...we talked about maybe racing at Susquehanna (November 15th) but I think we may just end our season this way.”

Despite finishing just outside of the top-ten in the final Williams Grove Speedway track championship chase, Cory Haas wrapped up his 2014 Lincoln Speedway campaign fourth in the final track title hunt. The former multi-time Lincoln Speedway ‘358’ sprint car track champion ended his 2014 Lincoln season with five top-five finishes and twelve top-ten finishes. Haas finished third in the final Lincoln Speedway ‘410’ sprint car main event on Saturday evening, October 11th.

News and information regarding future plans will be posted when available.

Keep up with everything related to 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.

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Cory Haas on Youtube: Here!

Recent Highlights: Earned ‘Fall Fest’ victory at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 18th

2014 Wins: 1

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Cory Haas would like to thank all of his current marketing partners including: Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Tailgaters Grill & Drafthouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, J Henry Plumbing & Heating, Darrah’s Automotive, Trone Outdoor, Tool Shed of America, and ‘FullyInjected.com.’

 

 

Jared Zimbardi Takes Home Record $15,000 Cash as Patriot Sprint Tour Champion

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (October 18, 2014)- Jared Zimbardi had known for months now that he had secured both 2014 Patriot Sprint Tour Titles, but on Saturday he and his team were able to appropriately celebrate his amazing season.

Zimbardi, 27, who resides in Bradford, PA, collected $15,000 at the 2014 Patriot Sprint Tour Awards Banquet Saturday Night at the Barnard Exempt Party House in Rochester, NY. After winning the PST America Championship in 2013 for the second time, “The Juice” had his best season this year dominating both the PST America and PST Canada Series to secure each title and earn a $5,000 bonus for becoming the first driver to win both.

“I love being a dirt sprint car driver,” declared Zimbardi upon accepting his big check, championship trophy, jackets and prize pack. “For me, it is not about the destination but the journey. What a journey our team has been on.”

Zimbardi scored seven wins on the Patriot Sprint Tour in 2014, including winning four of the five PST Canada events. He completed every regular season lap and never finished a race outside of the top 10. Tony DiFonzo, Zimbardi’s Crew Chief, was a big reason for this consistency and was named Mechanic of the Year for the second straight season.

A host of other drivers were honored on the night as over $32,000 cash was distributed. Teenager Dane Lorenc was crowned the Insinger Performance Fuels Rookie of the Year. With his win at McKean County in August, Lorenc becomes the first PST Rookie of the Year to win a feature race with the series in his first season of competition.

Former Rookie of the Year Steve Collins also had a great season, placing second in PST America Points, a career-best. Not only did Collins receive a healthy chunk of the point fund, he also was the lucky recipient of a new set of Brodix Cylinder Heads.

Dave Just placed third in the standings in his sophomore season and was also crowned the Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Champion. Just behind Just in both standings was Brad Knab, who completed a solid season in fourth. 2013 Rookie of the Year Scott Just completed the top five in the standings and joined his dad Dave in receiving the honor of the Patriots of the year.

2012 series champion Scott Kreutter picked up the Hard Charger of the Season Award, while Derek Jonathan was recognized for his sportsmanship and best appearing car. Parker Evans was named the outstanding newcomer while Tyler Graves, the driver who won that award last year, was declared as the hard luck recipient.

To conclude the evening, PST Director Mike Emhof looked ahead to what should be a thrilling 2015 season. Emhof declared that the PST America Champion will once again be vying for at least a $5,000 cash payout and that many of the track of 2014 will return.

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Top 11 (Special Awards in Parentheses)

1. Jared Zimbardi ($15,000)

2. Steve Collins

3. Dave Just (Dash Series Champion, Patriots of the Year)

4. Brad Knab

5. Scott Just (Patriots of the Year)

6. Scott Kreutter (Hard Charger of the Season)

7. Dane Lorenc (Insinger Rookie of the Year)

8. Derek Jonathan (Sportsmanship, Best Appearing Car)

9. Tyler Graves (Hard Luck)

10. Bryan Howland

11. Parker Evans (Outstanding Newcomer)

Other Special Awards

- Mechanic of the Year: Tony DiFonzo

- Dedication to Motors: Jeff Dudden

 

 

Bruce Jr. Scores Fourth Win of Season During 41st annual Winter Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Oct. 19, 2014) - Tony Bruce Jr. continued his success at Devil's Bowl Speedway last weekend when he captured his fourth victory of the season.

Bruce Jr. led the final four laps on Friday night to secure the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph during the opening night of the 41st annual Winter Nationals.

"All in all it was a great night for us," he said. "We had great speed in the car. We had a lot of luck on our side. Any more in sprint car racing if you don't have a little bit of luck throughout a night you might not win."

Bruce Jr. opened the night by maneuvering from fourth to second place in his heat race. That earned him a spot in the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 5 in the random draw to line up on the inside of the third row for the 25-lap feature.

However, a driver in front of him was unable to start the main event, which moved Bruce Jr. up one row prior to the green flag.

"We got to second a couple of laps into it," he said. "We were right there on Jason (Johnson) pretty much the entire race. The only problem was the race track was one lane around the top. I was content with taking a second and getting locked into Saturday's feature, but I didn't have to do that and we were able to steal a win."

Bruce Jr. inherited the lead with four laps remaining when Johnson's sprint car had mechanical troubles. Bruce Jr. then maintained the top spot for the closing laps to notch his third Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win of the season and his third career victory with the series at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"Unfortunately for Jason he had some issues and we were there to capitalize," he said. "You never want to win a race because of somebody's misfortune, but the name of the game is to put yourself in position to win. We did and we came out with the victory."

That also locked Bruce Jr. into Saturday's feature redraw. However, after pulling the highest number - eight - in the random draw, Bruce Jr. lined up on the outside of the fourth row for the 30-lap main event.

"Unfortunately that was the worst time to draw a bad number," he said. "The race track was weird all night. It was really hard to pass, but it never went away. I had a decent start and was able to get to fifth. I rode around in fifth most of the race. I got a little tight on one of the late-race restarts and washed up the track."

That cost Bruce Jr. a position and he finished sixth, which marked his 33rd top 10 of the season.

He also competed in the RaceSaver 305ci class for Kurt Summers. Bruce Jr. advanced from sixth to fourth place in his heat race, won the B Main and rallied from 18th to 12th in the main event.

Bruce Jr. will return to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition this Wednesday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 27 th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires. He won the title in 2008 and 2009.

"I haven't had that much success at the Short Track Nationals the last couple of years," he said. "The first two years I won it nobody had me on their radar. I think a lot of people assume that right now. We're flying under the radar and that's the way I like it. I know how fast our cars have been all year. I know how fast we can be at I-30 Speedway."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (5).

Oct. 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Feature: 6 (8).

Oct. 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas (305 class) - Heat race: 4 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (18).

SEASON STATS -

58 races, 4 wins, 16 top fives, 33 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 54 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 27th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

Here is a link of Bruce Jr. at the Front Row Challenge and 360 Knoxville Nationals in August thanks to FinishLine Studios: http://youtu.be/380-i0vVgG8

Click on the link for a video by Thriller Productions that highlights Bruce Jr.'s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21: http://vimeo.com/89899519

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hinchman Racewear

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"When looking for safety and innovation, look no further than Hinchman Racewear," Bruce Jr. said. "With great customer service and a passion for keeping drivers protected, it's no wonder why they are the leaders in the custom suit industry. I choose Hinchman to keep me safe and I encourage all drivers to do the same."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wheeler Metals, Briley Trucking, The Oil Medics, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape and Pressure Tek for their continued support.

 

 

DIFFICULT NIGHT FOR THE MOTTER TEAM AT FREMONT

FREMONT, Ohio (Oct. 18, 2014) – Despite a brisk day with cool temperatures in Ohio, 45 winged sprint car drivers and a great crowd gathered for tonight’s World of Outlaws event at Fremont Speedway.

Although he was the 41st driver on the track for time trials, Joey Saldana made a strong qualifying run on a track with little grip, clocking a best lap of 13.151 seconds, placing the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M 14th in the qualifying order and on the outside of the front row for the start of heat four.

When the green flag flew on the fourth heat, Saldana got the advantage and took the early lead, followed by polesitter Byron Reed. Prior to the halfway mark, Reed was able to pass Saldana to take command of the field. Saldana, running second, held off a hard-charging Shane Stewart to cross the finish line behind winner Reed, earning a spot in the 40-lap A Main.

Saldana’s 18th starting position for the A Main positioned him deep in the grid. He maintained that position for the first few laps of the race but then began to fall back. There were only two yellows to briefly slow racing action. The lead swapped between Shane Stewart and Chris Andrews before Donny Schatz topped the leaderboard on lap 35. Schatz took his 26th victory of the season, Stewart was second and Andrews represented the Ohio contingent in third place.

Saldana finished 25th.

As the season winds down, the Outlaws will race next Saturday, Oct. 25, at Port Royal, Pa., before the finale at the Dirt Track at Charlotte November 6-8.

 

 

Short Track Nationals Entries Unveiled at 65 & Counting!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 17, 2014) – The clay will be flying in furious fashion by this time next week as nearly 100 of the nation’s top Sprint Car drivers battle it out for the $15,000 winner’s share at I-30 Speedway’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

With entries still arriving at a feverish rate, 65 drivers from 17 states as well as the Canadian province of Ontario have already submitted entries for the crown jewel event that takes place October 23-25 after Wednesday night’s $2,000-to-win Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open.

A handful of past STN champions are among the current entries including Tony Bruce, Jr., who went back-to-back in 2008 and 2009, along with Jason Johnson, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson and Terry Gray.

The entry list is filled with numerous top contenders looking for a first STN title next weekend including the likes of Christopher Bell (STN runner-up each of the past two years), Kevin Swindell (taking the wheel of the Donnie Cooper No. 01 entry that has reached victory lane on three occasions) and numerous series and track champions from across the land.

And with entries still coming in by the hour, here is your first look at this year’s Short Track Nationals entry list….

#0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, ONT)

#0m Jake Martens (Fairview, OK)

#00 Dane Lorenc (Bowmansville, NY)

#01 Kevin Swindell (Germantown, TN)

#03 Joe Wood, Jr. (Oklahoma City, OK)

#1m Sean McClelland (Tulsa, OK)

#2 A.J. Bruns (Lincoln, IL)

#3a A.G. Rains (West Memphis, AR)

#3h Brandon Hanks (Burlison, TN)

#4J Gary Taylor (Snohomish, WA)

#5 Eric Lutz (Sioux Falls, SD)

#5r Jerod Roller (Olive Branch, MS)

#7m Chance Morton (Coweta, OK)

#8 Alex Sewell (Broken Arrow, OK)

#8m Kade Morton (Coweta, OK)

#9jr Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

#9p Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN)

#9$ Kyle Clark (Tulsa, OK)

#10b Mitch Brown (Brantford, ONT)

#10g Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN)

#10m Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN)

#12w Dale Wester (Ovilla, TX)

#14k Kyle Bellm (Nixa, MO)

#14m Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)

#15h Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)

#15J Jeremy Middleton (N. Little Rock, AR)

#16 Anthony Nicholson (Bartlett, TN)

#17 Josh Baughman (Odessa, TX)

#17b Ryan Bickett (Ramona, SD)

#17g Cody Gardner (Benton, AR)

#17T Channin Tankersley (Highlands, TX)

#18 Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS)

#19 Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA)

#21 Kevin Hinkle (Cabot, AR)

#21b Brian Brown (Grain Valley, MO)

#21bx Brandon Hinkle (Cabot, AR)

#21T Ray Allen Kulhanek (Conroe, TX)

#23 Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA)

#23m Lance Moss (Cherryville, NC)

#26m Marshall Skinner (West Memphis, AR)

#28 Jason Keith (Fredericktown, MO)

#31b Christopher Bell (Norman, OK)

#32b Taylor Tidmore (Hernando, MS)

#33h Mark Huddleston (Genoa, AR)

#38 Rick Pringle (Benton, AR)

#40 Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)

#41 Jason Johnson (Eunice, LA)

#43 Matthew Bauldwin (Little Rock, AR)

#45x Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, NM)

#47 Eric Riggins, Jr. (Charlotte, NC)

#49 Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH)

#52 Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)

#74e Claud Estes (Godley, TX)

#77x Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK)

#82z Dusty Zomer (Brandon, SD)

#87b Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY)

#87r Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX)

#88 Tim Crawley (Benton, AR)

#91a Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN)

#94 Jeff Swindell (Bartlett, TN)

#95 Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

#99j Jerrod Hull (Sikeston, MO)

#99J Blake Jenkins (Alexander, AR)

#199 Ryan Bowers (Ham Lake, MN)

#X Charlie Louden (Camden, AR)

The pre-entry discount of $150 expired with entries filed or postmarked by October 14, with post-entries for the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires filed for $250 by calling the track at 501-455-4567 or at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/stn2014.pdf.

Fans can purchase advance tickets by calling 501-455-4567. Advance tickets are just $51 for all three nights of STN action of $61 for all four nights that also includes Wednesday night’s Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open. And, those unable to make the trip to Little Rock can still catch every lap of action as it happens live on Pay-Per-View. PPV details and pricing are available at www.shorttracknationals.com.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 23-25, 2014. $15,000 to win the STN finale on October 25 with $2,500 to start the STN championship feature. Race time is 7:30 p.m. each night. Rain date is October 30, October 31 & November 1. The $2,000 to win and $200 to start Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open kicks off all the action on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m.

The Format: Approximately half the field will take to the track in the Thursday night qualifying event, with the other half in Friday’s qualifying event. The popular format of heats and qualifying races will once again be in place on the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights. The top 14 in cumulative points from heats and qualifiers will be locked into that night’s main event, with two or three “B” Mains, depending upon car count, contested to fill out the qualifying night feature field.

The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.

The balance of the field will redraw on Saturday to set lineups for eight (8) “Saturday Night STN Showdowns”. With passing points in effect, points will be added to qualifying night point totals (heats, qualifying races and features) with the top eight (8) in total points advancing to STN feature starting positions 7-14.

The next 36 in total points will go to three “B” Mains with the remainder of the field to three “C” Mains. Top finishers from “C” Mains will move on to “B” Main action, with the top two from each “B” Main moving on to the STN finale.

Wednesday’s Short Track Nationals Open will have no impact upon Thursday, Friday or Saturday lineups, with the exception that the top finisher among Wednesday’s top four that is unable to qualify for Saturday night’s STN finale will be offered a provisional.

Wednesday’s STN Open will include heat races lined up by pill draw with passing points in effect that will set lineups for the “B” Main(s) (multiple “B” Mains if necessary depending upon car count) and “A” Main.

The Past Winners: Sammy Swindell (2013, 2011 and 1990), Paul McMahan (2012 and 2002), Brad Sweet (2010), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2009 and 2008), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Gary Wright (2004, 2003, 1999 and 1995), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994), John Gerloff (1993), Steve Kinser (1991, ’89 and ‘88). 1992 finale was rained out.

The Tickets: Advance tickets for either three or four nights are on sale through Monday, October 20, no advance sales after that. Single night tickets are not available in advance. Tickets ordered in advance are just $61 for all four nights (Wednesday through Saturday) or $51 for three nights (Thursday through Saturday) with $1 off if paying cash.

Day of show prices are $15 on Wednesday, $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $3 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then $6 on Saturday with a $1 cash discount per ticket.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, call the track at 501-455-4567 or e-mail orders to raceytlc@sbcglobal.net.

Pit passes are $25 on Wednesday, $30 on both Thursday and Friday and $35 on Saturday.

The PPV: Can’t make your way to Little Rock, AR, for this prestigious event? Once again you can still catch every lap of the action on your computer via live Pay-Per-View. Just check out www.shorttracknationals.com for pricing and ordering information. Orders are being taken now.

The Trade Show & Midway: This year’s rendition of the Short Track Nationals will also include the Tenth Annual Short Track Nationals Trade Show & Midway. Fans, drivers & crews will have the opportunity to visit vendor displays, which opens at noon on Wednesday and then at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The deadline for guaranteed vendor space is Monday, October 20. Inquiries regarding vendor space should be directed to dssm93@msn.com.

For more information regarding the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, contact I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567 or check online at http://www.i-30speedway.com/shorttracknationals.html.

 

 

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

It’s a Halloween Party. . . . .

FIVE FEATURES, FIVE DIVISIONS PLANNED FOR GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 18 6 PM

The NASCAR 358 Modifieds, URC Sprint Cars, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman and Legends cars will each compete in a 25 lap feature event as part of the Grandview Thunder 5-25’s & House of Thunder Halloween Party Saturday night, October 18 on the Hill at Grandview Speedway. Also on the program will be the Blast from the Past Vintage Stock cars leading up to the MONSTER SMASH Demolition Derby that will close out the spooky night of tricks and treats. Gates Open at 4 PM, the first of five features will take the green at 6 PM. All this is presented by NAPA Auto Parts.

The Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets and Sportsman will utilize timed warm-ups and an inversion draw to determine the starting order for each feature event, while the Legends cars will use their current points standing with an invert to make up their feature line-up.

All this action coupled with Thunder on the Hill mainstays: FREE Pit Tours and the Inside/Out Experience – available for you to sign-up directly inside the main gate. The Low Down and Dirty Radio Show will be hosting their pre-race Meet and Greet. JOE THE PIZZA DUDE and the Thunder Girls will be available along with give-a-ways, games and prizes. Also, Jay Dugan from the Radical Design Group will be there to “trick or treat” the race fans as he leads the social media interaction for Thunder on the Hill.

Fans are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween treats. All children are invited to take part in the Halloween Parade with special prizes.

On Saturday, October 18th for House of Thunder Halloween Party, Gates Open at 4PM with a 6PM Race Time. Adult General Admission tickets are $25, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids under 6 are always FREE! Pit Admission is $30 with a license and $35 without a license.

5-25 Feature Entries:

358 Modifieds: Jeff Strunk #4, Duane Howard #66, Frank Cozze #19, Ryan Grim #17, Nate Christman #37, Kevin Hirhler #117, Ray Swinehart #33, Jon Kellner Sr. #41, Chris Esposito #31, Tim Buckwalter #22, Kyle Borror #B4, Todd Smith #39, Eric Biehn #87, MeMe DeSantis #88d, Brian Houseknecht #323, Mike Kellner #A1, Andy Ressler #10, Kyle Weiss #21, Mike Gular #53, Mike Laise #33x, Don Norris #976, Mike Mahaney #357, Billy Pauch Jr, Ryan Watt #14

Sportsman: Brett Kressley #19K, Ken Gilmore #7, Brian Hirthler #4*, Ryan Beltz #221, Joe Funk #14J, Craig Whitmoyer #99, Ryan Lilick 142, Ken Eckert #29, Brandon Whitmoyer #99B, Guy Germano #542, Brett Gilmore #00, Paul Kline #1, Jared Umbenhauer #5, Jason Neidlinger #88X, Ron Krex #9K, Kevin Dries #573, Lex Shive #5K, Kevin Beach #17X, Brad Roberts #14, Brad Grimm #611, Charles Webber #10, Mark Behm #134, Tom Miller #77

ARDC Wingless Midgets: Steven Drevicki #19, Brenden Bright #92, Trevor Kobylarz #1, Alex Bright #27, Brett Arndt #46, Bruce Buckwalter Jr. #83, Nick Wean #78m Ryan Greth #4, Austin Burke #54, PB Gargiulo #5, Tony DiMattia #50, Kyle Lick #8, Brett Wanner #44, Tommy Kunsman Jr. #21, Tim Buckwalter #52, Jim Radney #95, Billy Pauch Jr. #28, Shawn Jackson #7, Danny Stratton #33, Tyler Brehm #97, Steve Buckwalter #0, Billy Courtwright #75, Drew Heistand #12, Carey Becker #20

URC Sprints: Randy West #56, Larry Kelleher #76, Chuck Hebing #45, Troy Betts #22, Andy Best #88, Davie Franek #28F, Brian Carber #8c, Jeff Fithian #54, Scott Lutz #33, Kevin Darling #9d, Jordan Thomas #79, Curt Michael #5G, Ed Aikin #7, Robbie Stillwaggon #89, Josh Weller #25, Jonathan Swanson #17J, Brad Franks #12B, Jason Clauss #08, Cameron Darling #9, Mike Kostic #40.

Legends: Chris Spidle #09, Chris Transeau #18, Robert Stough #07, Mason Chaney 8CR, Jacob Feltch #13, Chad Earnst #85, Bill Foster #6, Keith Haring #35, Scott Gobrecht #44, Rick Hartwig #9, John Hall #70, Andy Whaling #45, Vernon Houseman #20, Scott Spidle #90, Tim Bauer #890, Jason Fuhrman #11, Scott Deaner Sr #521, Clint Penkauskas #12J, Ron Harring Jr. #35H, Joe Fanelli #45H.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING TRAVELS TO FREMONT SPEEDWAY FOR WoO ACTION

RETURN TO FREMONT: Larson Marks Racing will roll into the fairgrounds of Fremont (Ohio) Speedway for the fourth time this season. In the team's three previous appearances at the track, driver Shane Stewart posted one top-five finish, 4th, in May.

FREMONT WINNER: Stewart is a two-time All-Star Circuit of Champion winner at Fremont Speedway. Stewart has posted wins there in both the No. 8h owned by Junior Holbrook and the No. 3G Gaerte machine.

MOST RECENT RACE: Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team most recently finished sixth in the prestigious Williams Grove National Open on Saturday, Oct. 4th.

2014 WINS: In its debut season, Larson Marks Racing has earned three feature victories. The first occurred at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio in May. The team then won their preliminary night feature event in the 2014 FVP Knoxville Nationals. On September 2, Stewart ended Donny Schatz's win streak by taking the checkers at Willamette (Ore.) Speedway.

CONSISTENCY IS KEY: In its 46 starts thus far in its debut season, Larson Marks Racing has posted 30 top-10 finishes.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by Kyle Larson and Justin Marks. Larson, a former winged sprint car driver, is now battling for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie of the year honors and will be competing for his first Sprint Cup Series win this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. Marks also competes in a limited NASCAR scheduleand is a successful entrepreneur and owner of GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C.

CREW CHIEF: Veteran crew chief Steve Suchy oversees the No. 2 Larson Marks Racing team. Suchy, 39, has previously worked with notable drivers Larson, Cody Darrah, Stevie Smith and Greg Hodnett. A Pennsylvania native, Suchy relocated to North Carolina last winter to lead the formation of the new Larson Marks Racing team.

LARSON MARKS IN 2014: Larson Marks Racing has just four races left in its rookie season. The 50-race schedule allowed Suchy and the team to build a notebook and fully prepare for a full World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season in 2015.

NEXT RACE: Larson Marks Racing will next race with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Port Royal (Penn.) Speedway on Saturday, October 25th.

CONNECT WITH LMR: More information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, can be found on the team's website www.larsonmarksracing.com, on its twitter account @LarsonMarks and on its Facebook page www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing.

SEASON STATS:

STARTS: 46 WINS: 3

TOP-FIVES: 15 TOP-10s: 30

QUOTES:

Shane Stewart, Driver, No.2 GoPro Sprint Car: "Racing in Ohio has become just about as competitive as running Central Pennsylvania. It's going to be a tough night of racing, but we're all really excited to get the car back on the track and get after it.

"We have four races left in this race season and we're out to make the most of them. It would be really nice to get another win or two before we close out this first year."

 

 

STEVE KINSER & DONNY SCHATZ Tony Stewart Racing Teammates To Make Final Midwest Appearance of 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 16, 2014) – The numbers associated with Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) teammates Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz in the World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series record books are quite staggering. The tandem has combined to earn 25 championships and almost 750 career WoO A-Feature victories. This weekend, the TSR drivers will be vying for more as they lead the rest of the Outlaws to Fremont (Ohio) Speedway for the final Midwest race of the 2014 campaign being billed as the World of Outlaws “Salute to the King Tour.”

With the big numbers both drivers have put up, it’s surprising they have combined for only one WoO win at the 3/8-mile, dirt oval located in northern Ohio. That one win did come last September for Schatz, who comes in on an incredible roll this weekend, having won five of the previous eight WoO A-Features behind the wheel of the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J. Kinser, the “King of the Outlaws,” will make his final start close to home as a fulltime Outlaw in the familiar TSR No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim.

Schatz is the midst of the best season of his 18-year WoO career. The Fargo, North Dakota driver won last Saturday’s 25-lap WoO A-Feature at Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, New York to give him 25 on the season. That’s two more than last year’s total of 23 wins, which was a career-best. The five-time WoO STP Sprint Car Series champion is on his way to a sixth title and carries a 289-point lead into Saturday’s Joe Steltar Memorial. As the defending event winner at Fremont, Schatz is one of only five WoO winners at the track, which has hosted six events since the series’ inaugural appearance in 1990. With his thrilling win from the sixth starting spot in last year’s 40-lap A-Feature, he joined previous Fremont winners Doug Wolfgang (1990), Frankie Kerr (1991, 1992), Stevie Smith (1993) and Jason Meyers (2011).

Kinser would certainly like to join that list and make Fremont the 143rd different track where he’s claimed a WoO A-Feature victory. The 20-time WoO champion has four races remaining in his final season chasing the entire WoO schedule. He would certainly like to close the campaign in similar fashion to how it began. Kinser won the third race of the season in Florida and had the fans on their feet as he raced to his 577th career A-Feature triumph. The Bloomington, Indiana native has won 56 of those races in the Buckeye State and could move Ohio into a tie for second with California for his wins in a single state, trailing only Pennsylvania with 65 career victories.

Schatz and Kinser will have a tough local contingent at Fremont to deal with. Earlier this season, Ohio drivers swept the podium at nearby Attica Raceway Park. Last September, Schatz outdueled a pair of Fremont regulars to score his 21st victory of the season. By reaching the 20-win mark for the second consecutive season, he became the first driver since Kinser to post back-to-back 20 win seasons. Consistency has been the key for Schatz this season, as well, and with his victory last Saturday, he’s finished inside the top-10 in 31 consecutive races.

After 85 nights of action in the 2014 WoO STP Sprint Car Series campaign and with only four nights of racing remaining, Schatz has a stranglehold on the championship standings and his 25 wins, 60 top-fives and 77 top-10s lead all drivers. Kinser ranks eighth in the championship standings with 10,394 points and his run last Saturday gave him 40 top-10s this season.

For Saturday’s race at Fremont Speedway, the gates will open at 4 p.m. EDT. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. More details are available by visiting www.fremontohspeedway.com .

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s events can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen live as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO STP 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 on all the site features, including live results from the track.

Steve Kinser, Driver of the No. 11 TSR/Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim:

This weekend marks your final Midwest race of the season and the last one of the ‘Salute to the King Tour.’ Have you thought much about that and what Saturday means?

“I haven’t thought too much about it. We’ve had so many great events and sendoffs this year. It’s truly been humbling with all the fans coming out to every race and talking with them. Spending time with people who tell me that who aren’t even Kinser fans, but they appreciate all that I’ve done. It’s the time of the year when you know the season is winding down, and I’m sure it’ll keep hitting me as we get close to Charlotte. I’ve have had so many great nights in Ohio. We’ve won a lot of races, met some incredible people and it’s going to be a fun night.”

Expectations are for a large field of cars. Is that one of the biggest challenges when you go to a place where there are so many cars competing?

“You still have to be good enough to get the A-Feature. No matter if there are 25 cars, 35 cars or 45 cars. You have to get qualified and transfer through your heat. Fremont is a different place where the local guys may have a little advantage because of track time, but that’s what we do as Outlaws. We come in and try to beat everyone there. The Bad Boy Buggies guys (Scott Gerkin, Gary DuBois, Mark Angerett Jr.) and everyone at the shop this week have been focused on getting me a good car that rolls out of the trailer ready to go. We’ve been more consistent of late but just haven’t been close enough to the front. We’re hoping things go our way Saturday and we’ve got a good shot at it.”

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR/STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J:

The numbers you and the STP team are putting up this season are pretty incredible. Have you had time to comprehend what you guys are in the midst of?

“No one starts racing thinking about records or numbers. You just hope to be competitive and one day have a chance to win. We’ve worked really hard all year and it’s a testament to the STP crew (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson, Eric Prutzman) and everyone in the organization that’s behind us. We started the year with the goal of winning the most races and an eye on getting that championship. Winning 23 races last year was something we weren’t sure we would be able to match, but we just tried to do our thing and win as many as we could. It’s been so much fun driving this car all year. It just keeps getting better and better. We’ve only got four more chances to win this year and we’re going to do all we can to keep winning. Maybe in December we’ll look back and kind of put in perspective, but right now we’ve still got work to do.”

You have won races all over the map this year on tracks of varying size, shape and speed. What’s the biggest challenge you’ll face this weekend in Fremont?

“I’m excited to get there. It’s one of those places where we haven’t raced much, but one that really seems to come down to car control and being able to maneuver traffic. They’ll have a lot of cars, so one of the challenges is getting a good qualifying lap. Track conditions sometimes make that difficult, but it’s the same for everyone. Once you get timing out of the way, then it’s just about racing and that’s when the fun starts. They have some good drivers who race there every week and even some guys regionally who have that place figured out. We’re always up for a challenge and I know me and my guys can’t wait to get there and see what we can do.”

 

 

Over $20,000 Raised in 8th annual Steve King Golf Tournament

ROCKWALL, Texas (October 16, 2014) - Drivers, teams, and fans of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real and the Devil's Bowl Speedway met at the Buffalo Creek Golf Club on Thursday for the 8th annual Steve King Charity Golf Tournament.

Eighteen holes of Golf, followed by a charity auction, the day's events brought in $20,263 for the Steve King Foundation. Bringing a score of 55 to the judges table, the four man team of David Hatfield, Mark Moore, Josh Ryan, and Mike Jones claimed the win in this year's tournament.

The high bid item of the night was a custom 50cc Yamaha Scooter, which fetched $5,500 thanks to Tom Lorenz. As the auction came to a close, Tony Bruce, Sr. donated $500 with the challenge for everyone to simply donate what they could before leaving. His donation was quickly matched three times over.

Addressing the room, Danette King highlighted recent works of the Steve King Foundation with 13 families helped over the past 12 months.

Since its inception, the Steve King Foundation has reached out to over 120 families in the United States, Canada, and Australia. With the monies collected at this year's event, the total money raised by the foundation to assist injured drivers and their families now stands at $209,093.

For more information on the Steve King Foundation, and to donate, log onto http://www.stevekingfoundation.org.

The weekend for drivers and fans continues with the 41st annual Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18. Races both nights begin at 8:00 P.M. (CT). For more information, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

 

 

Steel City Stampede: The last weekend to play is just a week away!

Sarver, PA (October 16, 2014) While some teams have already parked their cars for the season and others will continue on to the World Finals in Charlotte, for all intents and purposes, the 6th Annual DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede is the final race of the season in Western Pennsylvania. And if the first five Stampedes are any indication, this is an event that you will not want to miss. Yes, you will need to bring a hoodie and maybe even full winter garb, but it will be six long months until we meet again at the Action Track!

With nine divisions in action during the three-day weekend, we fully expect to have over 200 cars in competition and pit cars in the infield again this year. As always, our Fab Four Racing divisions will anchor the event and the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints, Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models and Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds will all be racing for a $3,000 bookend to the 2014 season. The ultra-competitive Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman/Stocks will be racing for a $1,000 payday in an �Open Rules� format.

In addition to our Fab Four Racing Divisions, five other divisions will be in action for the season ending event. The RUSH Late Models and Sportsman Modifieds, (both crate engine divisions), will return to the Action Track as will the Renegade/UMP Modifieds. 4-Cylinders will also be in action all three nights and some of those cars will actually move on to the Enduro 100 that will be the final race of the season after all other features are completed on Saturday Night. The RUSH Dirt Late Models will be racing for $2,000-to-win, the Renegade/UMP Modifieds and Enduro 100 are $1,000-to-win races, while the RUSH Sportsman Mods and 4-Cylinders will race for $500-to-win.

Before the features are contested on Saturday Night, October 25, all divisions will take part in rotating hot laps of Thursday, October 23 and qualify via heat races on Friday, October 24. This three-day race weekend is the perfect venue to set up camp for one last weekend at the race track and camping opens at noon on Thursday on a first come, first serve basis. Pit gates, registration and �Early Bird� tech inspection all open/start at 3:00 on Thursday. Hot laps on Thursday and heat races on Friday both begin at 7:00, with B-Mains starting at 6:00 Saturday followed by all nine feature races. A complete schedule of events can be downloaded by clicking here: Steel City Stampede Schedule of Events.

You can save some time on race day by downloading and completing your registration form in advance by clicking here: Steel City Stampede Forms.

Fab Four Racing/DIRTcar rules will be in effect for the 410 Sprints, Super Late Models and Big Block Modifieds, (358s can weigh 2,500 lbs. for this event), RUSH rules will be in effect for the Crate Late Models and Sportsman Modifieds and Renegade rules will be in effect for the UMP-style Modifieds. Open/�Home Track� rules will be in effect for the Sportsman/Stocks and 4-Cylinders. For a break down on tire rules and other procedures for the weekend, download the rules here: Steel City Stampede Rules.

With three days of racing going on, there are a variety of ticket and pit pass options. Thursday Night�s rotating hot lap sessions are FREE to attend in the grand stands and kids 10 & under are admitted FREE all weekend long! And while single day tickets and pit passes are available, the best offers are the Two Day Adult General Admission passes for $40 or $30 for students (11-17 years old) and the Three Day pit passes for $55 for DIRTcar members or $65 for non-members. To see all the different ticket and pit pass options, click here: Steel City Stampede Ticket Prices.

2013 Steel City Stampede feature winners were Danny Holtgraver (Peoples TWP Sprints), Alex Ferree (Precise

Lates), Brian Swartzlander (Diehl Mods), Chris Schneider (Pic-A-Part Sportsman/Stock), Steve Dixon (UMP/UEMS Mods), Dennis Lunger (Rush Lates), Ralph Engle Jr. (305 Sprints), Alan Knepper (Mod Lites), Andrew Smith (4 Cylinders) and Adam Noland (Enduro). To see the entire event history of winners, click here: Steel City Stampede Event History.

For all the information you need about the 6th Annual DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede, you can download the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) by clicking here: Steel City Stampede FAQs.

 

 

DAYTON AUTO RACE FANS

P.O. Box 641 Dayton, OH 45401

Contact: Cheryl Dalhamer at Cheryl_dalhamer@yahoo.com or 937-631-0845

DAYTON, OH (Feb.5, 2014) – Tuesday October 28, 2014 the Dayton Auto Race Fan (DARF) Club Wally Scherer/Injured Drivers and Benevolent Fund Auction will be held at Celebrations Banquet Center, 3119 Stop Eight Road, Dayton, OH. This event provides the funds that allow the Club to help injured drivers, track officials, and crew members in their time of need. While several thousand dollars have been paid out this season, 2014 unfolded much more safely than the 2013 racing season when DARF distributed over $5,800 from the fund.

The fund provides monetary assistance to any driver, crew, or official who is injured at a DARF track (those tracks who provide one or more dates for the Club), or any driver, crew, or official who is a member of the Club injured at any track (regardless if it is a DARF track or not).

The unparalleled generosity of the racing community provides an abundance of autographed and race-used items, as well as one-of-a-kind collector items, t-shirts, die cast cars, books, photographs and much, much more.

Doors open at 7:00 PM. There will be a cash bar available. Event is open to the public.

Please contact Cheryl Dalhamer at cheryl_dalhamer@yahoo.com or 937-631-0845 with questions.

 

 

An Action-Packed Night at Fremont Awaits Kraig Kinser & World of Outlaws

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — October 16, 2014 — Fremont Speedway in Ohio is a third-mile bullring that is dubbed “The track that action built.” Combine that with the best sprint car drivers in the world, who compete with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, and the always tough Ohio contingent, and a thrilling racing event is on tap for the series this weekend at the northern Ohio oval. Kraig Kinser has raced at Fremont a few times in his career, including twice with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and will visit the track for the second consecutive year as the 2014 season winds down.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at Fremont Speedway is set for Saturday, October 18. A full racing program is in store, with a 40-lap, $10,000-to-win feature capping the evening.

“Fremont always has a strong field of cars and this weekend shouldn’t be any different,” said Kinser. “We face a lot of tough locals throughout the year and the drivers from Fremont and Attica are right up there with the rest. Qualifying well and putting yourself in a good position for the heat race is the first objective at Fremont, followed by trying to get into the dash. Having a 40-lap feature a lot can happen, as we saw there last year, so keeping your nose clean for the end of the race is very, very important.”

The third-generation driver finished 15th in the 40-lap A-Feature at Fremont Speedway last year in the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim. Kinser began the night as the 19th-fastest driver in time trials of the 46 entries at the semi-banked track. He finished second in the fourth heat race, which earned him a spot in the dash. Kinser started 10th and came home seventh in the dash and started on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

Kinser raced for the first time Fremont Speedway in 2001, during Ohio Sprint Speed Week for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, turning the 10th fastest lap in time trials that night. He returned to Fremont in 2003 for another race with the All Stars, recording the 11th- fastest lap in qualifying with a very strong 52-car field in attendance.

Last weekend at Rolling Wheels Raceway in New York, Kinser finished 10th, in a race that was part of NAPA Auto Parts Super Dirt Week XXXLIII. The 2005 winner of the Knoxville Nationals was third-fastest in time trials of the 30 entrants and finished fifth in the third heat race to earn a spot in the dash by way of his qualifying time. In the dash, Kinser started fourth and finished third.

Kinser, who won earlier this season with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Clay County Fair Speedway in Iowa, is currently 10th in points with the series. He has 27 top-10 finishes, with seven of those being top-five showings entering this weekend. Only four point-paying events remain on the 2014 calendar.

“In one sense it's kind of hard to believe that the season is just about over, but with more races this year, we have definitely been full-throttle since February,” Kinser said. “It was nice to get a few days in the shop this week and some time to relax as well. This is the time of the year when you begin getting things in order for next year, so having some extra time definitely helps.”

Kraig Kinser Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, Mesilla Valley Transportation, King Racing Products, Maxim, Aerodine Composites, Sander Engineering, Integra Shocks, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bell, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Schoenfeld Headers, Donovan Engineering, Fel-Pro, Brodix, Wilwood, Dyer’s, Barnes Systems, Ringer Gloves, Jakes Custom Golf Carts, and Ben Cook Racing Limited for their continued support.

Kraig Kinser By the Numbers: Fremont Speedway: 0.33- Miles around Fremont Speedway 1- Win this season 4- Tracks in Ohio that the World of Outlaws will compete at in 2014 7- Top-five finishes this season 8- Nights of racing for the World of Outlaws in Ohio this season 9- Heat race wins this season 11.732- Track record at Fremont Speedway 25- Laps led in feature races thus far in 2014 27- Top-10 finishes this season 84- Main events completed by the World of Outlaws through Oct. 8 402- Miles from Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, New York, where the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competed on Oct. 11 to Fremont Speedway in Ohio 1990- Year the Outlaws first competed at Fremont Speedway 2001- Year of first start at Fremont Speedway for Kinser, which came in an event with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions 10,105- Points earned this season through Oct. 11

Keep up with all the action For the latest news on Kraig Kinser, visit http://www.kraigkinser.com, and follow Kraig on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kraigkinser11k and receive live updates from the track each and every race night.

Tune in Listen live to each and every World of Outlaws event on DIRTVision.com with “The Voice of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series” Johnny Gibson on the call. Visit www.DIRTVision.com for live audio of each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event.

 

 

Danny Lasoski and Mark Burch Motorsports Drive to Victory for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Oct. 16, 2014) - Danny Lasoski scored the lone victory for Inside Line Promotions last weekend.

Lasoski powered the Mark Burch Motorsports entry from eighth to capture the Nebraska 360 Sprints win at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. It was his fourth triumph of the season and second at the track.

Other Team ILP drivers with a podium finish include:

Andrew Felker rallied from 10th to place third on Saturday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series. He also finished third in the series championship standings.

Chase Johnson recorded a third-place result on Saturday during the season finale at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif.

VICTORIES -

Derek Hagar - 15 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mo., on March 1; Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on March 15; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 5 and April 26; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on April 19 and May 3; Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 24; Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., on May 25; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 26 and Aug. 16; East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., on June 14; Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio, on July 4; Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., on Aug. 23; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on Sept. 5 and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on Sept. 27); Jack Dover - 14 (Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on May 2, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1; Crawford County Speedway on May 9; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 10 and July 12; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 25 and July 17; U.S. 36 Raceway near Cameron, Mo., on June 13; 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on June 15; Park Jefferson International Raceway in Jefferson, S.D., on July 11; Boone County Fair at Albion Speedway in Albion, Neb., on July 13; Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., on July 26 and Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on Sept. 6); Alex Bright - 11 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 21; Greenwood Valley Action Track in Millville, Pa., on April 5; Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., on May 2; Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on May 25; Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., on July 9; Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., on July 12 and Aug. 10; Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pa., on July 25; Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Aug. 15; Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Aug. 16 and Lanco Speedway in Newmanstown, Pa., on Aug. 31); Seth Bergman - 10 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 4; West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on April 18 and Sept. 7; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 17 and July 26; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 24 and May 25; Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 14; Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on Aug. 31 and Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 13); Big Game Motorsports - 8 (Craig Dollansky - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 26, May 24 and June 21; Oshkosh Speed Zone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wis., on May 4 and Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on June 22/Sammy Swindell - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on April 26; Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 11 and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 1); Sam Hafertepe Jr. - 6 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on May 17; Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on June 6; Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on June 18; Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Aug. 16; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on Aug. 21 and Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 12); Henry Van Dam - 6 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 31 and June 14 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 7, July 11, Aug. 2 and Aug. 23); Danny Lasoski - 4 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6 and Oct. 11; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 9 and Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on Aug. 30); Giovanni Scelzi - 4 (Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., on March 29; Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on April 18 and June 27 and Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif., on May 31); Tony Bruce Jr. - 3 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on March 21; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 24 and Outlaw Motorsports Park in Wainwright, Okla., on June 20); Andrew Felker - 3 (Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on June 22; I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Sept. 20 and Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on Sept. 27); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 3 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on June 7; Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on July 26 and Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La., on Sept. 6); Travis Rilat - 3 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia on Feb. 8; Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on May 3 and Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on June 20); Channin Tankersley - 3 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 22; Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, on June 21 and Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on Sept. 27); White Lightning Motorsports - 3 (Jamie Ball - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 21/Devin Kline - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 19 and Aug. 2); Josh Baughman - 2 (Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on July 12 and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Aug. 16); John Binz - 2 (Mountain Creek Speedway in Grand Prairie, Texas, on Sept. 5 and Sept. 26); Kevin Swindell - 2 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 29 and Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., on Aug. 17); Chase Johnson - 1 (Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on Aug. 23); Trey Starks - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on Aug. 28); Jordan Weaver - 1 (Limerock Speedway in Le Roy, N.Y., on Sept. 20) and Austen Wheatley - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 24).

ON THE INTERNET -

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Carolina Sprint Car Flea Market

On Saturday, November 15th, McLain Motorsports will be hosting their Third Annual Carolina Sprint Car Flea Market in Indian Trail, NC.

With each year growing bigger and better, this year looks to be no different. After a successful season of sprint car racing in the Carolinas with rising car counts and standing room only grandstands, there is no reason our flea market shouldn’t experience the same type of success.

Last year’s event included the STP Outlaw show car and rig, Tony Grams’ Carolina Sprint Car, World of Outlaw CEO Brian Carter, RaceSaver Founder French Grimes, and Pete Walton of the United Sprint Car Series. Local crew chief legend, Jeff McCall gave a two hour seminar on chassis setup and sprint car maintenance. That was followed by each promoter giving a series review and preview for the up and coming season.

This year’s event will kick off around 6AM and should follow the same format of last year’s success along with a few exciting additions to be named later on. As always, it is free to sell. We can provide electricity and you also have the option of setting up indoors or outdoors. If you choose the former, get there early as space is limited!

For more information, Brandon can be contacted by email at BMcLain2121@yahoo.com or call him on his cell at (704) 661-9007. Indian Trail is located 15 miles East of Charlotte just two miles off of I-485.

The McLain’s look forward to seeing everyone there. It’s a great time and you’ll be glad you came…

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Winternationals This Weekend!

(Bill W) October 15, 2014 – It’s again time for the Winternationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, and the Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team is ready. The event sanctioned by the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series will commence this Friday and Saturday night. The Knoxville, Iowa driver made a charge in the feature in Miles Hill’s #77x at last Saturday’s World of Outlaws event at Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, New York.

A 22nd quick effort is tough with the Outlaws, but that’s how Wayne’s night started at Rolling Wheels. “It’s hard going into a one-race deal like that,” he says. “Everything is new. The cars are different. We’ve been really good, though. We just struggled a little early. When you struggle qualifying with the Outlaws, you’re left behind. You have to be on your game from the get-go.”

He would finish seventh in the heat, before heading to the B. “We missed the transfer spot by one in the heat,” says Wayne. “We were just way too tight in the B, but we were able to get through there (finishing fifth).”

Starting 23rd, he would move up to 17th in the main event. “We got the car a lot better, and got going there come feature-time,” says Wayne. “We passed quite a few cars. It’s a hard place to pass, so that was good.”

Wayne gained speed as the night went on. “Lap time-wise, we weren’t up to the leaders standards, but we were right there with sixth on back,” he says. “The car was really good by the end of the night.”

The team hopes the momentum they’ve had lately, carries to one of the Oklahoma transplant’s home away from home, the Devil’s Bowl Speedway near Mesquite, Texas. “We’re looking forward to Devil’s Bowl on Friday and Saturday night,” says Wayne. “We feel like that’s one of our home tracks, so hopefully, we can get another win or two this weekend.”

End of the Year T-shirt Sales

Wayne Johnson Racing 2013 t-shirts are only $5 apiece. You can also buy a 2014 shirt and get a 2013 shirt for just $20. See Wayne at the hauler while supplies last!

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

Wayne’s last win with the ASCS National series at the Devil’s Bowl came on June 15, 2012. In that event, he defeated Danny Lasoski, Johnny Herrera, Jason Johnson and Aaron Reutzel.

Partner of the Week – Kustom Sprint Car Supplies

Whether you need new or used sprint car parts, contact Kustom Sprint Car Supplies. Visit them on the web at www.KustomSprint.com or call them in Newton, Iowa at 515 864-6551!

"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, Vern Rengen, Miles with Townline Variety, Russell with Outlaw Wings, Ray with City Vending, Scott with Stone Mountain Access Systems and product sponsors Bill with The Oil Medics, Byron with Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Shawna and Kaleb with Triple X Race Components, Bob with Rod End Supply, Dave with Astro Titanium, Mark and Doug with Schoenfeld Headers, Desiree at Simpson, Jeannie at Butlerbuilt, Tom at Xtreme Accu-Tach, Carl with Kustom Sprint Car, Brad with Momentum, Charlie with Fisher Racing Engines, Team Achieve and Tim with Canyon Apparel.

 

 

Defending Champion Kaeding and Trey Starks First Americans For 2015 Classic!

When the book is written on the history of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, the post race celebrations of 2014 winner Tim Kaeding will command an entire chapter of their very own!

Those that witnessed it live marvelled at the jaw dropping antics of the native from San Jose, California as he took to the massive Lucas Oil logo and other various parts of Sungold Stadium post race to share his joy with those on hand.

Those that missed the wild ‘expression session’ inundated social media to watch it and even news services around the country showed the footage!

Well guess what, the winning team of Tim Kaeding and Sydney based car owner Sean Dyson are teaming up again and they are coming back to Warrnambool to defend their title as the Classic Champions.

Dyson who proved in 2014 that he provides equipment of the highest order will again supply a fast race car for Kaeding with the support of Complete Parts and Equipment Soultions, Roberts Meats, Entire Concrete, Lancaster Motor Group, Hunter 4x4 and Off Road as a part of his Dyson Motorsports team.

“Whenever TK races it is exciting, espeically on the smaller bull ring type tracks that are akin to a number of the shorter tracks as found in his native California, we sure are please to have the defending Classic Champion locked in for battle come January”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

Joining Kaeding in the latest list of nominations for is another American – Trey Starks.

Starks who contested the 2014 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic for Victorian Andy Caruana will return for an increased schedule for first time car owner Jarrod Woolstencroft.

Starks will have at his disposal Schnee Chassis’ with some significant horsepower being provided by a Cappetta powerplant that will be bolted in for his Australian campaign.

Adding some familiarity to the trip will be the fact that Starks will be joined by his father John and Grandfather Arnie, who were both fine racers in their own right.

The team will garnish support from Cabwork Kitchens, Jarrod Woolstencroft Building and Starks Timber Processing.

At this early stage, it is hoped that Starks will be able to contest some if not all of World Series Sprintcars Speedweek thus getting some crucical seat time ahead of the Classic campaign.

Joining this pair of talented Americans in the Classic line up will be a race hardened veteran and a talented rookie with Darren Hickman and Luke Walker also committing to contesting the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic from January 23 to 25, 2015.

Hickman will be aboard his familiar V40 Mobil, Jackal Fencing, Beeps Auto Parts, Tasco Petroleum, Hickman’s Tree Maintenance machine.

The likable Victorian always turns out immaculate race equipment and with his hard working family based crew twisting the spanners Hickman always performs to a high standard come Classic time.

Walker, who hails from Timboon, is another of the local South West Victorian contingent with strong family ties to his racing.

Having chosen Sprintcar racing after a long and successful apprenticeship in Go-Kart Racing followed by a brief flirtation with Wingless Sprints, Walker is one of the next generation of stars beginning to find his feet.

With strong support from Total Dairy Service, GJ Gardner Homes and Rob Hamilton Bearings Walker is another to have committed early to accepting the challenge of the gruelling Classic weekend.

All intending competitors are reminded that nomination forms for the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic are available via the Premier Speedway website or by contacting the office on (03) 5565 1789.

The 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 23, 24 & 25, 2015.

 

 

Atomic Open Wheel Championships Oct. 23, 24, 25

OWC 410 SPRINT CAR ENTRIES GROWING

Over 100 cars already entered!

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-The countdown is on for what looks to be perhaps the biggest 3-day open wheel event this side of the Mississippi River. The historic Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio--Ohio's Fastest 3/8 mile high-banked oval—will host a mega event for three classes of open wheel cars next weekend.

“If you build it, they will come!” was the famous line from the Kevin Costner movie “Field of Dreams”. For open wheel racers, Atomic Speedway ‘is’ the “Field of Dreams”. Owner Brad McCown has posted one of the biggest purses nationwide for open wheel race cars and the racers indeed are coming.

“Now, we need the fans to come out in numbers like the racers are,” smiled McCown. “If the fans come out to support this show, they won’t be disappointed in the quality of racing and the quality of drivers that next weekend will bring. If we can pack this place, the 2nd annual Open Wheel Championship will be even bigger.”

In the world of 'Open Wheel' racing all eyes are focused on the October 23-24-25 Open Wheel Championships, an event that will pay out over $115,000 in overall prize money for 410 Outlaw winged sprint cars, non-winged sprints, and AMRA Open Wheel Modifieds.

Already, 64 winged entries have rolled into the Atomic Speedway office for the 410 winged sprint cars along with phone calls indicating numerous other drivers will be on-hand for the weekend. Over 100 entries are registered in the three divisions collectively. 100 entries are expected for the Renegade Sprint Series winged spectacular.

The "Dash-for-Cash" alone--in all divisions-- pays $1,000 to win, $500, $400, $300, $200, $150 and $100 through tenth. In the winged outlaw sprints, the winner's share is $15,000 to win and $1000 to start for a 22-car field. Non-qualifiers will furn for $2,065 in the Charlie McCann Memorial and $200 to start. The #65 in the winner's share stands for McCann's longtime car number. Forty-two cars and drivers will go home with at least $200. The non-winged sprints and modifieds run for $5,000 to win and $500 to start.

Below is a driver roster and race schedule for the weekend!

The Open Wheel Championship flaunts a $115,000 guaranteed purse! There is no entry fee and primitive camping is available at the track or full hook-ups at Trackside Camping. Once again we reiterate that the winged 410 Outlaw sprints pay $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start; the non-wing sprints pay $5,000 to win and the AMRA Modifieds pay $5,000 to win. Both pay $500 to start. Pits open at 12 noon and general admission gates at 4 p.m.

VIP seating is available for the OWC for just $25 per night. Fans can upgrade general admission tickets to the VIP Tower for only $25. Enjoy the climate controlled atmosphere at a great price.

Ervco Sanitation has put up $1000 for the fast-car dash in each class, while Bobst Auto Parts has put up $500 fast time for Modifieds, and Callies Performance Products has posted $500 for the Renegade Sprints Fast Time.

Fine and Dandy Cotton Candy has posted $500 fast time for Non Wing Sprints. Bobst Auto Parts will continue to sponsor cautions and will provide the Wreckers for the weekend. Bobst will have wreckers on duty all weekend, while Accords Pizza and Subs will be supporting the entire three-day weekend.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> or visit <<<http://atomicspeedwayowc.webs.com/ >>> 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.

Upcoming Schedule

October 18-No Racing

3 DAY OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

410 Renegade Sprints, Non Wing Sprints Unsanctioned, with AMRA Modifieds

October 23- Sprint Practice, Non Wing Qualifying & Heats, Modified Qualifying & Heats

October 24- Sprint Qualifying & Heats, Non Wing B-Mains, Modified B-Mains, DASH FOR CASH in ALL 3 CLASSES $1,000 TO WIN

October 25- Sprint B-Mains & Feature $15,000 TO WIN, Non Wing Feature $5,000 TO WIN, Modified Feature $5,000 TO WIN, “Charlie McCann Winged Sprint Memorial” Non-Qualifiers $2,065 to win

November 1- Topless Weekend- DAN RENO MEMORIAL WEEKEND $2,222 TO WIN for Modifieds, plus Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Mods, plus Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

You can check out the info at:

http://atomicspeedwayowc.webs.com/

Open Wheel Championships schedule

October 23 , 24 & 25

Modifieds - $5,000 to win!

Non - Wing Sprints - $5,000 to win!

Renegade Sprint Cars - $15,000 to win!

www.atomicspeedway.net

2535 Blain Highway

Waverly, Ohio 45690

Schedule of events:

Thursday Oct. 23 - 12:00 - Pits Open

4:00 - Grandstands Open

6:30 - Modified/NW Sprint Hot Laps

7:30 - Modified/NW Sprint Qualifying

8:30 - Modified Heats

9:00 - NW Sprint Heats

9:30 - Modified C Mains

10:00 - NW Sprint C Main

Friday October 24 - 12:00 - Pits Open

4:00 - Grandstands Open

6:30 - Sprint Car Hot Laps

7:30 - Sprint Car Qualifying

8:30 - Sprint Car Heats

9:30 - NW Sprint Bmain Hot Laps

9:45 - Modified Bmain Hot Laps

10:00 - Sprint Car C Mains

10:30 - NW Sprint Bmains

11:00 - Modified Bmains

11:30 - Sprint Car Bmains

Saturday Oct 25 12:00 - Pits Open

4:00 - Grandstands Open

4:30 - Mandatory Autograph Session

6:00 - Hot Laps

7:00 - Sprint Charlie McCan Memorial

7:30 - Mod/Sprint/NW Dash

8:30 - Modified A-Main

9:30 - Sprint Car A-Main

10:30 - NW Sprint Car A-Main

Atomic Open Wheel Championships

OWC 410 SPRINT CAR ENTRIES

RICO ABREU

CHRIS ANDREWS

BRADY BACON

RONNIE BLAIR

DALE BLANEY

BRANDY BOWER

STEWART BREWBAKER

RYAN BROUGHTON

ROB CHANEY

MARK COLEMAN

BRANDON CONKEL

JEFF CONRAD

TYLER COURTNEY

KORY CRABTREE

JOSH DAVIS

CRAIG DOLLANSKY

COLE DUNCAN

TAYLOR FERNS

RANDY FINK

DJ FOOS

RICK FRALEY

CODY GARDNER

RANDY HANNAGAN

JORDAN HARBLE

MITCH HARBLE

JAC HAUDENSCHILD

SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD

CALEB HELMS

AARON HIGGINS

DANNY HOLTGRAVER

MARK IMLER

DEAN JACOBS

KIRK JEFFRIES

TODD KANE

CHAD KEMENAH

DEAN KESTER

IAN MADSEN

TERRY MCCARL

JESSE MCCREARY

JAMIE MILLER OWNED #6 - DRIVER TBA

JAMIE MILLER OWNED #9 - DRIVER TBA

CRAIG MINTZ

CHRIS MYERS

JAMIE MYERS

RYAN MYERS

JIM NIER

BRYAN NUCKLES

ED NUMEISTER

ANDREW PAULKER

PHOENIX RACING #59 - DRIVER TBA

TRAVIS PHILO

BRYAN SEBETTO

TIM SHAFFER

JOHN SHEWBROOKS OWNED #A79 - DRIVER TBA

NATHAN SKAGGS

EDDIE SLONE

DANNY SMITH

DAVID SMITH

JIMMY STINSON

ADAM STRAUSSER

KODY SWANSON

NATE REESER

GREG WILSON

BRANDON WIMMER

 

 

Hagar Piloting Famed No. e85 Sprint Car During Winter Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 15, 2014) - Derek Hagar has a new opportunity this weekend.

Hagar will drive the famed No. e85 sprint car owned by Danny King during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's 41st annual Winter Nationals this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

"I don't know exactly what that car is like so there will be a little bit of a learning curve," Hagar said. "We want to go out there and win. We'll take it as we get it, but hopefully we go up there and get a couple of wins."

Hagar, who has picked up a career-high 15 feature wins this season, was victorious in his most recent Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event. However, he is coming off a pair of frustrating outings last weekend in Ohio.

Hagar piloted a sprint car for Destiny Motorsports on Friday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield for the 2nd annual Harvest of Sprints.

"We started out in hot laps and the valve cover came off and oil went everywhere and ruined my suit," he said. "Then in the heat race it just died. The MSD box went out I think."

Hagar, who was running third late in his heat race, was unable to restart. That relegated him to line up on the outside of the 11th row for the 25-lap feature.

"They had a wreck on the first lap," he said. "By the time that happened the engine died again. We pulled in and noticed the fuel pump fell off."

The team tightened everything back up and Hagar was able to restart the race last.

"I had to go out there and run as hard as I could," he said. "We didn't have very long to get to the front. We got up there slowly but surely. If we didn't have all those issues I think we would have been a contender for the win."

Hagar rallied from 22nd to a sixth-place finish.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Eldora Speedway during the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions season finale.

"Saturday started off the same way," he said. "We went to go push off to put heat in the motor and it wouldn't crank. The fuel pump fell out of it."

Following the issue Hagar then qualified 10th quickest and he finished fifth in a heat race to lock himself into the main event, which he started on the outside of the fifth row.

"The car just kept getting worse and worse," he said. "They were trying out some things and had a different shock package."

Hagar battled the handling of the car throughout the main event before he posted a 17th-place result.

"I want to thank Destiny Motorsports for the opportunity," he said. "It was a good experience and I learned a lot."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 11 - Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio - Heat race: DNF (3); Feature: 6 (22).

Oct. 12 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 17 (10).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 15 wins, 22 top fives, 27 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

Here is a video of Hagar winning the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Sept. 27 at Lucas Oil Speedway: http://youtu.be/C3_ieWghINg

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Race Graphics

Located in Marion, Ark., Xtreme Race Graphics creates custom graphics, banners and wraps. For more information, visit http://www.XtremeRaceGraphics.com.

"Dustin is a real good artist," Hagar said. "He has a real good imagination. If you want the car to look the best, I'd recommend Xtreme Race Graphics."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Thursday Thunder All Star Rookie of the Year

Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series have secured a fantastic prize for the 2014-2015 Rookie of the Year. Thursday Thunder Apparel has offered to supply sublimated crew shirts & jackets to the lucky winner of the award. Thursday Thunder Apparel was created through a desire to meet race team needs for high quality apparel at cost effective pricing without compromising quality both in Australia and worldwide. With Darren & Tricia Disbury behind the business you could guarantee this venture would be successful. The apparel side was an offshoot from Thursday Thunder TV and both ventures have grown enormously since their conception. Thursday Thunder on line TV show has now joined forces with Dirt Dog TV in the USA. Dirt Dog has over one million hits per months and 50,000 members and anyone who has been to the States has heard had heard of it. “This is a brilliant prize for our Rookie to win and we are so pleased to have Thursday Thunder involved again with the Series. Darren is certainly proactive with promotion and has been one of our greatest supporters since the series commenced.” Promoter Searle tells us. Check out the website www.thursdaythunderapparel.com.au and when thinking of new team shirts remember to support the company’s that support us.

 

SALDANA LOOKING TO SERVE UP A STRONG PERFORMANCE

AT FREMONT SPEEDWAY

FREMONT, Ohio (Oct. 15, 2014) – And then there were four. As the World Of Outlaws STP Sprint Car series continues to wind down, there is only one event on the calendar this weekend. Saturday, Oct. 18 will find the Outlaws ‘slinging dirt’ at Fremont Speedway in Ohio.

The one-third semi-banked Fremont Speedway oval is one of the few dirt tracks that has softwalls. Installed in 2002, Fremont was one of the first dirt track facilities to install these safety enhancements.

This Saturday will mark the seventh time the Outlaws have competed at Fremont. The inaugural event was held in 1990 and racing continued through 1993. There was one WoO event in 2011 and the winged sprint car drivers took to Fremont Speedway again last year.

“This will be our last Midwest race of the season,” said Joey Saldana, driver of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M, “and this race always draws a strong contingent of Ohio-based drivers.

“Last year although we qualified fifth, we got caught up in a multi-car incident in our heat which set off issues ultimately causing us to use a provisional to start the A Main.

“We had a top five finish last week at Rolling Wheels in New York and we would like to finish out the season with consistency.”

With seven victories to his credit this year, Saldana has a few more chances to increase his season total.

 

 

Brad Loyet – Land of Lincoln!

(Bill W) October 15, 2014 – Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global/Miller Truck Lines #o5 tested the MOWA series in Illinois last weekend. On Friday night, the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver checkered second at the Lincoln Speedway. Saturday, the series moved on to Jacksonville Speedway, where Brad tangled with leader Jerrod Hull, ending his night. This weekend finds the Lucas Oil ASCS Nationals Series point leader at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway near Mesquite, Texas for this weekend’s Winternationals.

Brad made the most of MOWA’s passing point system. “I did my usual pill draw and started dead-last in the heat race,” he says. “Fortunately, we got a good start and got by six cars on the first lap. We were up to fourth by then, and we were able to get to second.”

That qualified him for a Dash starting spot outside of row one. “We had an issue in the heat,” says Brad. “We thought it was a brake problem. They got hot and we changed the caliper for the Dash. We had the same problem though. It turned out the return spring had come loose and the throttle was hanging up a little bit. We ended up third in the Dash.”

A starting spot inside row two for the feature became the pole. “Christopher Bell spun out, and we were given the pole for the second restart,” says Brad. “Rico (Abreu) was able to get around us on the outside. We had a really strong car. We were able to run him down. I got outside of him once in lapped traffic. When he got underneath, I think it scared the lapped car, and he got on the brakes. He got in my way enough, and we lost the nose on the front wing.”

Still, he finished strong. “We ended up second, but I felt we had the car to win,” says Brad. “We needed a couple more laps. We were trying to work a line a little higher than him, it just didn’t pan out.”

The draw went much better on Saturday at Jacksonville. Brad won his heat from outside row one. Again, he found himself in the Dash…this time starting in row three. “I knew I wanted to start on the outside for the feature,” he says. “I was content kind of rolling around in the back there. A guy spun out and the yellow came out. I was fifth, and then I figured I needed to pass a guy. A guy threw the block on us there and (Zach) Daum got back by us.”

In the end, he would finish fifth and start inside row three for the main event. “I knew all night I had a strong car,” says Brad. “We’ve been really good at Jacksonville. They reworked the track, and it was a little too good at the beginning. Once it blew off, I think we had the best car in the race. We could run the cushion and the car wouldn’t get upset.”

Brad would put on a charge and challenge for the lead. “We slowly worked our way up to second,” he says. “Once we were in lapped traffic, I was on (Jerrod) Hull’s bumper. It was one of those deals where I got in there a little hot, and he jumped the cushion enough that I had nowhere to go. I got into him and got upside down. I was pretty upset, because I felt we should have won had I not made that mistake.”

All eyes are on Texas this weekend. The heat draw is usually imperative at Devil’s Bowl. “We want to draw well, but if everything works out like it has been with ASCS, I should draw the last row,” jokes Brad. “We’ve done well there, and we’re hoping for the best.”

Brad’s Weekly Releases

If you’d like to be added to Brad’s e-mail list for weekly releases, e-mail sprntcar@hotmail.com with “Loyet” in the Subject Line.

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

 

 

Can locals defend home turf against Outlaws at Fremont?

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio (Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014) – Donny Schatz is having the best season of his career. That’s hard to believe considering he is a five time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion. But, the driver of the Tony Stewart Racing machine recently recorded his 25th series win of 2014 and has won five of the last eight Outlaw events as the touring group heads to Fremont Speedway Saturday, Oct. 18.

The World of Outlaws only have four more events – including Fremont – on the 2014 schedule. The Joe Stelter Memorial – honoring the man who began Fremont Speedway in 1951 as the first promoter – will pay $10,000 to win and is the season finale for the track. The show is also part of the Salute to the King, as the series bids farewell to 20 time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser. Fremont Speedway and its Hall of Fame plan a special tribute to Kinser.

Schatz defeated Fremont weekly drivers Caleb Griffith and Bryan Sebetto at “The Track that Action Built” last year. It was Schatz first career win at Fremont and the 21st World of Outlaws victory of 2013. It was the first appearance of the World of Outlaws at Fremont since 2011 when Jason Meyers scored the win. Prior to the 2011 race, the last time the Outlaws had been at Fremont was in 1993 with Stevie Smith taking the win. Frank Kerr won Outlaw events at Fremont in 1991 and 1992 with Doug Wolfgang winning the only other series event at the track in 1990.

In a related note, Kerr will be on hand Saturday at Fremont to sign autographs.

Fremont boasts of one of the strongest and most talented weekly 410 racing fields in the country so it’s no surprise the World of Outlaw drivers know they have their hands full. In fact, when the Outlaws visited nearby Attica earlier this year, it was the Ohio contingent of Dale Blaney, Craig Mintz and Dean Jacobs swept the podium and local fans feel that could happen again at Fremont.

Many feel Blaney, who recently wrapped up his fifth University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions title and has 20 overall wins in 2014 – his best season ever – could defeat the World of Outlaws again at Fremont where he has won five times this year. Blaney has 24 career wins at Fremont.

Don’t count out 2014 Fremont champion Byron Reed. Reed, who now has five titles at Fremont, has 26 career wins at the track, though winless in 2014. Also, Brian Lay, Griffith and Mintz each have two wins at Fremont this season. Other winners include Chris Andrews, Jacobs, Rob Chaney, Cole Duncan, James McFadden, Christopher Bell and Jamie Veal.

Schatz had a 289 point lead in the World of Outlaw standings with 2013 champion Daryn Pittman second with 13 series wins. Paul McMahan is third in the series points with 5 wins with Kerry Madsen fourth with 6 wins. Joey Saldana sits fifth in the World of Outlaw points with 7 series wins. Among the series top five in points, only Schatz has a career win at Fremont Speedway.

Brad Sweet has five Outlaw wins in 2014 and is 6th in the points with Cody Darrah having 2 wins and sits 7th. Kinser has one series win in 2014 and sits 8th in points and has two career wins at Fremont. David Gravel has five series wins and is 9th in the points with Kraig Kinser 10th in the standings with a win.

Other contenders who are expected at Fremont include Greg Wilson who has 10 career wins at Fremont; Shane Stewart, who has 2 Outlaw wins this season and has 2 career wins at Fremont; Jac Haudenschild who has three career wins at Fremont; and a host of other regional stars.

Gates will open Saturday at 4 p.m. with racing underway at 7 p.m. Reserved seats are $40 and can be obtained by going to www.woosprint.com/fremont-speedway. Adult general admission is $35 with teen tickets at $20. Pit passes are $40.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

 

 

LATEST ENTRY LIST FOR 19TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS!

(Perris, CA, October 15, 2014) Latest entry list for the 410 portion of the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 7th and 8th. An entry form for the prestigious race is at the end of this release.

Entries

0 - Alex Malycke - Purceville, VA

02 - Matt Rossi - South Central, AZ

2 - Austin Williams - Yorba Linda, CA

2F - Danny Faria Jr. - Tipton, CA

4 - Damion Gardner - Concord, CA

4G - Chris Gansen - San Bernardino, CA

4X - Tracy Hines - Wilkinson, IN

5 - Logan Williams - Yorba Linda, CA

5 - Chad Boespflug - Plainfield, IN

5V - Colby Copeland - Roseville, CA

5X - Max Adams - Loomis, CA

7 - Garrett Hansen - Manhattan Beach, CA

10 - Richard Vander Weerd - Visalia, CA

12 - Josh Pelkey - Peoria, AZ

12X - Robert Ballou - Westfield, IN

16 - Mike Martin - Yuma, AZ

18 - Jarett Andretti - Mooresville, NC

20 - Bryan Clauson - Noblesville, IN

21 - A.J. Bender - Ramona, CA

30 - C.J. Leary - Greenfield, IN

32 - Chase Stockon - Elizabethtown, IN

34 - Corey Ballard - Orange, CA

36 - Mikey Lovas - Menifee, CA

37 - Matt Mitchell - Orange, CA

37F - Nic Faas - Huntington Beach, CA

37RW - Jon Stanbrough - Avon, IN

37X - David Bezio - El Cajon, CA

39E - Kyle Edwards - Fountain Valley, CA

40 - Justin Grant - Indianapolis, IN

44 - Cody Williams - Corona, CA

50 - Mike Spencer - Temecula, CA

51 - R.J. Johnson - Laveen, AZ

56 - Ryan Bernal - Hollister, CA

64- Parker Colston - Lake Elsinore, CA

69 - Brady Bacon - Broken Arrow, OK

71P - Dave Darland - Lincoln, IN

72 - Greg Alexander - San Pedro, CA

73 - Kevin Thomas Jr. - Cullman, IN

73X - TBA 88 - Jace Vander Weerd - Visalia, CA

91R - Brody Roa - Buena Park, Ca

92 - Jake Swanson - Anaheim, CA

92M - TBA

98 - Verne Sweeney - Lomita, CA

98A - Verne Sweeney - Lomita, CA

98X - Jeremy Ellertson - Lawndale, CA

Yorba Linda’s Logan Williams, the leading rookie in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series is among the latest entries in the Oval Nationals. Media feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia, one of only two drivers other than Damion Gardner to win a USAC/CRA main event at The PAS this year, is among the latest entries. Media feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Advance tickets for the Oval Nationals are on sale 24 hours a day by calling 1-800 595-4849 or by clicking on the following link to purchase tickets online: Order Oval Nationals Tickets

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

Camping for all events at The PAS is available for $25.00 per night. The campground will open at noon on Friday. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

To keep up with all of the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, sign up at The PAS Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the web site LoudPedal Productions

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

The Nineteenth Annual

Budweiser Oval Nationals

"Presented by All Coast Construction"

at Perris Auto Speedway November 7 & 8, 2014

$20,000 to WIN - $1,000 to START 40 LAP “A” MAIN

Total Purse Over $91,000

This is a USAC National Competition for Non Wing Sprint Cars. Amsoil USAC/CRA and USAC National points will be awarded both nights.

Tires: Hoosier 105/16-15 Medium is the only approved right rear tire with the following exception - Emergency Tire 105/18-15 Hard. (Emergency Tire may only be introduced at the discretion of USAC Officials). All other corners are open.

Weight: 1325 lbs with driver and equipment.

Mufflers: Mufflers are mandatory. Mufflers must not exceed 95 DBA at 100’ radius.

Safety: One way radios are MANDATORY. Rock Screens and USAC approved head and neck restraint devices are recommended.

All other rules will be governed by the USAC National rulebook.

For further information call the PAS office at 951-940-0134 or email Kim Kazarian at openwhchic.kim@aol.com entries can be sent to:

Perris Auto Speedway - 18700 Lake Perris Dr., Perris, CA 92571 (951) 940-0134 CAMPING AVAILABLE ON THE LAKE PERRIS FAIRGROUNDS PLEASE CALL (951)-940-0134

ENTRY FORM

I hereby make the following entry for the Oval Nationals at the Perris Auto Speedway on November 7 & 8, 2014 subject to the rules and regulations of Perris Auto Speedway and the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. Entry is subject to final approval from Perris Auto Speedway. Perris Auto Speedway reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone or car for the Oval Nationals. All entries will compete both nights. USAC National and USAC/CRA Rules Apply. Provisional starts will be awarded for both National and CRA series.

Pre Entry Fee with entry form before October 12, 2014 - $100.00. Entries at the gate $250.00.

Pit passes will be $50.00 for each night. NO REFUNDS.

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE RACE FORMAT AND PURSE MONEY PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.PERRISAUTOSPEEDWAY.COM OR EMAIL Kim Kazarian AT openwhchic.kim@aol.com.

FOR TICKET INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 951-940-0134.

PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT CLEARLY

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SCHATZ, ELY SCORE WINS FOR J&J

McKENZIE, TN - J&J Auto Racing teams are winning races all across the globe in 2014. Five-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz continued his remarkable season in Tony Stewart Racing's STP J&J, and on the other side of the world, Chad Ely began his season with a victory in South Australia in his No. A1 J&J.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS

Donny Schatz recored his 25th World of Outlaws A-Feature victory Saturday night at Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, N.Y. Schatz qualified the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J 11th overall before winning the second heat and racing from eighth to fifth in the dash. In the 25-lap A-Feature, he started fifth and worked his way into second before the race reached the midpoint. He took the lead from David Gravel on lap 16 and led the final nine laps to pick up his 171st career WoO A-Feature win.

"We've worked hard at it all year," said Schatz following the victory. "These STP guys (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman) are definitely on their game. They've won a lot of races this year and it's just an honor to drive this car. They just keep making things better. It's an awesome machine to drive for sure."

IRON TRIANGLE 360 SPRINTCAR GOLD CUP

Chad Ely came out victorious in Saturday's Iron Triangle 360 Sprintcar Gold Cup at Westline Speedway in Whyalla, South Australia. Ely began his night in the Maxwill Motors/Butlerbuilt/Car Mechanical & Detailing No. A1 J&J by winning heat two, racing to third in heat four, and was second in heat six before winning the dash. Ely capped the evening by racing to victory in the main event.

Other recent winners…. Jerry Hammock won the Sprint Series of Texas feature event at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas a few weeks ago driving his No. 4 J&J. Hammock won his heat, the dash, and lapped up to second in the feature event.

 

 

UNITED RACING CLUB 2015 OPENER SET FOR BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY

The United Racing CLUB is busy prepping for its return in 2015 and has announced its season opener for the 360 Sprint car group. Bridgeport Speedway, the 5/8 mile track, billed as the fastest dirt track in the east, will host the Club on Sunday, April 12, 2015. “Everyone involved in bringing the club back is really looking forward to our opener at Bridgeport Speedway,” according to a club spokesperson. “United Racing Club used to begin its season at Bridgeport years ago so we’re excited to be going back and we’re hoping for a successful opener for the track and the club. We’d obviously like to get back to Bridgeport more throughout the season.” Bridgeport Speedway is located in Swedesboro, NJ and has been racing since 1972. The club is in the process of working with other speedways, working on confirming more race dates in 2015 and those will be announced shortly. The United Racing Club is also busy securing sponsors and product sponsors for the 2015 season. Fans can follow all of the news and announcements concerning the comeback of the club via its Facebook page under United Racing Club or on twitter @URCClub. A website is also in the works and will be online soon.

 

 

GRANDVIEW THUNDER 5-25’S TO CLOSE OUT THUNDER SERIES 2014 SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 18 6 PM

The season finale of the NAPA AUTO PARTS Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will take place at the Grandview Speedway on Saturday night with the popular Grandview Thunder 5-25s features only event and House of Thunder Halloween Party. The Saturday night, October 18 will see the first green flag fall at 6 PM. Gates open at 4 PM. It’s a five feature racing program show-casing five of the most popular divisions of dirt track racing.

The NASCAR 358 Modifieds, URC Sprint Cars, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman and Legends cars will each compete in a 25 lap feature event – along with the Blast from the Past Vintage Stock cars leading up to the MONSTER SMASH Demolition Derby that will close out the spooky night of tricks and treats.

The Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets and Sportsman will utilize timed warm-ups and an inversion draw to determine the starting order for each feature event, while the Legends cars will use their current points standing with an invert to make up their feature line-up.

All this action coupled with Thunder on the Hill mainstays: FREE Pit Tours and the Inside/Out Experience – available for you to sign-up directly inside the main gate. The Low Down and Dirty Radio Show will be hosting their pre-race Meet and Greet. JOE THE PIZZA DUDE and the Thunder Girls will be available along with give-a-ways, games and prizes. Also, Jay Dugan from the Radical Design Group will be there to “trick or treat” the race fans as he leads the social media interaction for Thunder on the Hill.

Fans are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween treats. All children are invited to take part in the Halloween Parade with special prizes.

On Saturday, October 18th for House of Thunder Halloween Party, Gates Open at 4PM with a 6PM Race Time. Adult General Admission tickets are $25, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids under 6 are always FREE! Pit Admission is $30 with a license and $35 without a license.

Series sponsors joining NAPA Auto Parts include: Window World of Lehigh Valley, Pioneer Pole Buildings, MACH1 Sprint Car Chassis and GALCO Business Communications.

5-25 Feature Entries:

358 Modifieds: Jeff Strunk #4, Duane Howard #66, Frank Cozze #19, Ryan Grim #17, Nate Christman #37, Kevin Hirhler #117, Ray Swinehart #33, Jon Kellner Sr. #41, Chris Esposito #31, Tim Buckwalter #22, Kyle Borror #B4, Todd Smith #39, Eric Biehn #87, MeMe DeSantis #88d, Brian Houseknecht #323, Mike Kellner #A1, Andy Ressler #10, Kyle Weiss #21, Mike Gular #53, Mike Laise #33x, Don Norris #976, Mike Mahaney #357, Billy Pauch Jr, Ryan Watt #14

Sportsman: Brett Kressley #19K, Ken Gilmore #7, Brian Hirthler #4*, Ryan Beltz #221, Joe Funk #14J, Craig Whitmoyer #99, Ryan Lilick 142, Ken Eckert #29, Brandon Whitmoyer #99B, Guy Germano #542, Brett Gilmore #00, Paul Kline #1, Jared Umbenhauer #5, Jason Neidlinger #88X, Ron Krex #9K, Kevin Dries #573, Lex Shive #5K, Kevin Beach #17X, Brad Roberts #14, Brad Grimm #611, Charles Webber #10, Mark Behm #134, Tom Miller #77

ARDC Wingless Midgets: Steven Drevicki #19, Brenden Bright #92, Trevor Kobylarz #1, Alex Bright #27, Brett Arndt #46, Bruce Buckwalter Jr. #83, Nick Wean #78m Ryan Greth #4, Austin Burke #54, PB Gargiulo #5, Tony DiMattia #50, Kyle Lick #8, Brett Wanner #44, Tommy Kunsman Jr. #21, Tim Buckwalter #52, Jim Radney #95, Billy Pauch Jr. #28, Shawn Jackson #7, Danny Stratton #33, Tyler Brehm #97, Steve Buckwalter #0, Billy Courtwright #75, Drew Heistand #12, Carey Becker #20

URC Sprints: Randy West #56, Larry Kelleher #76, Chuck Hebing #45, Troy Betts #22, Andy Best #88, Davie Franek #28F, Brian Carber #8c, Jeff Fithian #54, Scott Lutz #33, Kevin Darling #9d, Jordan Thomas #79, Curt Michael #5G, Ed Aikin #7, Robbie Stillwaggon #89, Josh Weller #25, Jonathan Swanson #17J, Brad Franks #12B, Jason Clauss #08, Cameron Darling #9, Mike Kostic #40.

Legends: Chris Spidle #09, Chris Transeau #18, Robert Stough #07, Mason Chaney 8CR, Jacob Feltch #13, Chad Earnst #85, Bill Foster #6, Keith Haring #35, Scott Gobrecht #44, Rick Hartwig #9, John Hall #70, Andy Whaling #45, Vernon Houseman #20, Scott Spidle #90, Tim Bauer #890, Jason Fuhrman #11, Scott Deaner Sr #521, Clint Penkauskas #12J, Ron Harring Jr. #35H, Joe Fanelli #45H.

Grandview Speedway Route 100 Ten mile north of Pottstown, PA GPS Users: 43 Passmore Road Bechtelsville, PA 19505 Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688 Thunder on the Hill Information: 443 513 4456 Websites: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com or www.grandviewspeedway.com

Thunder on the Hill fans are encouraged to engage on social media platforms using the hashtag #TOTHRacing before, after and during racing events. #TOTHRacing content will be promoted across the Thunder on the Hill official social media platforms on

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

Twitter: @TOTHRacing and Instagram: @TOTHRacing.

2014 Thunder Series Race Dates: Saturday, Oct 18 6 PM House of Thunder Halloween Party- - Features Only Modifieds, Sprints, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, Legends, Monster Smash Demo Derby, Blast from the Past Vintage Cars. Rain Date: Sunday, October 19 4 PM Admission: Grandstands $25 Adults, $10 Children 6-11, Children 5 and under are FREE Pit Fee: $30 with a license, $35 without a license.

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

 

 

Hanks Returning to Devil's Bowl Speedway This Weekend for Winter Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2014) - This weekend marks the third trip of the season to Devil's Bowl Speedway for Brandon Hanks.

The half-mile oval in Mesquite, Texas, hosts the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, which is an event that Hanks brings high hopes into.

"The goal isn't going to change," he said. "I know we can beat these guys. Everything is going to line up one of these days and we're going to enjoy it when we do win a race."

Hanks finished 17th during his debut at Devil's Bowl Speedway in March and he improved to a 13th-place result at the track in June.

"For whatever reason it takes me a lap or two to get going, to get my bearings right and to get my mind to not want to jerk on the wheel like I'm at a short track," he said. "It's hard when you're going at a high rate of speed to barely move the wheel going into the corners. Practice will make you better though."

Hanks is entering this weekend aiming for a top 10 both nights in addition to gaining valuable experience each lap at the tricky track.

"I like the big, fast race tracks," he said. "The car wings over and you have to be real smooth on the wheel. We get better every time we go there. We get more things figured out. I look forward to going back to see if we can top last time."

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 15 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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 - D&B Farms

Located in Burlison, Tenn., D&B Farms is a corn and beans farm owned by the Hanks family.

"It's a family business so I need to thank my dad, Brad Jones, Ricky Huffman and my granddad," Hanks said. "We all work on the farm together. Without them not only would we not be able to race, but we couldn't make a living."

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics, J&J Auto Racing, Wesmar Racing Engines, Walls Paint and Body Shop, R.E. Enterprises, Hinchman Racewear and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Tankersley Aiming for First Career ASCS National Tour Win This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Oct. 15, 2014) - Channin Tankersley is searching for his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory and this weekend could provide the perfect opportunity.

Tankersley will pilot a sprint car owned by Bruce Griffith during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour 41st annual Winter Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

"I've always ran strong there, but haven't caught the right breaks," Tankersley said. "I've been in contention to win races and had weird things happen. Whether it's been a mechanical failure or getting in a crash, we've been derailed from a few opportunities to win. Hopefully this weekend everything will go smooth and I'll have a shot at a victory or two."

Tankersley is in the middle of one of his best seasons. He is fresh off his first career ASCS Gulf South Region championship and he's already recorded three feature victories.

"I feel like I've had a consistent season," he said. "That's what won the ASCS Gulf South championship. However, I'm not just aiming to earn consistent top fives or top 10s. I'm shooting to win races."

Tankersley finished seventh at the Winter Nationals last year and he earned a seventh-place result during his most-recent race at the half-mile track in August.

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 24 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Accu-Fab

Accu-Fab is a machine shop located in Topeka, Kan.

"Calvin, who owns Accu-Fab, has been a big supporter for the past couple of years," Tankersley said. "I can't thank him enough for helping me out."

Tankersley would also like to thank Marvin and Peggy Pearson, Challenger Drilling, Miller's Machine & Welding, Day Motorsports, Griffith Truck & Equipment and Watercraft Plus, LLC for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Scelzi Seeking Fresh Start Entering 21st annual Trophy Cup This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2014) - Dominic Scelzi is aiming for a fresh start this weekend when he tackles the 21st annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway.

"I called it quits on 2014 and this weekend will start 2015," he said. "We're going to consider this the first race of next year. The year 2014 was not good to us by any means."

That was evident last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway during the 29th annual Cotton Classic with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

"We never had any luck," he said. "We unloaded and went out for hot laps. I got on the gas down the backstretch and it didn't sound right so I pulled off. We changed the ignition box and then we went out for one lap to check everything. It still didn't fix the problem and we didn't have enough time to change the engine before qualifying."

Scelzi timed in 25th quickest, which started him on the inside of the fourth row for his heat race.

"We changed the magneto before the heat race and that was the problem," he said. "The motor ran fine in the heat race, but we had a bleeder break in the right rear tire. I passed for fifth place on the second lap, but I never felt any good. Once I came into the pits after the race I had like three pounds of air in the right rear."

Scelzi finished fifth in his heat race, which was one position out of locking his Roth Motorsports backed team into the main event. That started Scelzi on the inside of the fifth row for the B Main.

"On the first lap two cars got together in front of me and flipped," he said. "I had nowhere to go."

The team replaced the top wing, nose wing, steering arm and a drag link to allow Scelzi to restart the race at the back following the opening-lap crash. However, he was caught up in another wreck several laps later, which ended his night early.

Scelzi will return to Thunderbowl Raceway this Thursday through Saturday for the 21st annual Trophy Cup - a premier event he nearly won two years ago when he maintained the lead for a majority of the 50-lap race.

"I really want to thank the Finley family, who really helped us out by lending us an engine on late notice," he said. "We really appreciate them and wouldn't be able to race this weekend without their help."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 11 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: DNF (9).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Carlucci Transport

Formed in 2001, Carlucci Transport has grown into a leader in the transport business, ranging from agricultural commodities to freight. With more than 200 power units servicing California, Carlucci Transport not only continues to meet, but stay ahead of the State of California's CARB (California Air Resource Board) compliance laws. For more information, visit http://www.CarlucciTransport.com.

"I really would like to thank everyone at Carlucci Transport, especially Nick and his wife for all of the support the past few years," Scelzi said. "I really enjoy having them as friends as well as sponsors."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., AXA Equitable Insurance with Bob & Gina Estrada, Panella Trucking, Roth Motorsports, Red Rose Transportation, Scelzi Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sparco and ARP for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Reutzel Set for Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (October 15, 2014) – Aaron Reutzel set the bar pretty high for the Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals with a third-place finish last October. It’s a finish he’ll try to improve upon at this weekend’s 41st Annual Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals in Mesquite, TX, on Friday and Saturday.

This weekend’s double dip atop the storied half-mile near Dallas is the first competition for the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple-X Chassis team since the Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway on September 26.

Coming off a pair of idle weekends, Reutzel and the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt team are refreshed and ready for action.

“It was some much needed time off, so maybe it’ll be worth it,” the Clute, TX, driver commented.

Devil’s Bowl in 2014 has been feast or famine for Reutzel with an 18th to ninth charge in the opening night of the Spring Nationals in March and a strong fourth-place run in June’s Speedweek action sandwiching a pair of DNF’s.

“The draw is so important there, it can make or break your whole night,” Reutzel says.

Reutzel will be hoping for something similar to the Winter Nationals of 2013 where he posted a career-best Devil’s Bowl finish of third in ASCS National Tour action.

Following this weekend’s double, Reutzel and the Basic One Services/Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/Wright Way Logistics team travel up Interstate 30 to Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway for the Short Track Nationals.

“I can’t wait to get to Short Track, we’re really looking forward to that one,” Reutzel says of the prestigious event that is also the site of his first career ASCS National Tour win earlier this year.

Ranked tenth in ASCS National points entering the weekend, a second ASCS National win at Outlaw Motorsports Park near Muskogee, OK, in May is among his six features wins this year. He’ll look to add to the win column over the next several weekends.

2014 Quick Stats: 52 races, 6 “A” Main wins, 22 top-fives, 32 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS action at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway Winter Nationals in Mesquite, TX, this Friday and Saturday, October 17-18.

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

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

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

 

 

Zitterich and Wright on Board with New National Sprint League!

Windom, MN (October 15, 2014) – The new 410 sprint car series founded by Tod Quiring of Big Game Treestands now has a name…the National Sprint League. The series would also like to announce two new employees. Chuck Zitterich of Sioux Falls, South Dakota will serve as Competition Director, while Bill Wright of Monroe, Iowa will be Public Relations Director.

The National Sprint League recently announced four dates at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa (May 9, June 27, July 4, August 29), as well as one at the Eagle Raceway near Eagle, Nebraska (Friday, May 8). The May 8 and 9 Eagle/Knoxville weekend will offer a $20,000 bonus for a sweep of the features, thanks to Phil and Ryan Durst of Durst Motorplex in Lincoln, Nebraska. The point fund for the series will be $350,000, while drivers will still be able to vie for the Knoxville Championship Cup Series which pays out more than $250,000 in cash and contingencies.

Zitterich brings a wealth of experience, and presently serves as an official with the Knoxville Raceway. He most recently was the competition director with the ASCS-Midwest series. He also has been active in the past at the Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota and with the NMRA series among others.

“Honestly, I was ready to spend more time at home next year, but I’m really excited about the National Sprint League,” says Zitterich. “There are a lot of possibilities for growth. I’m really looking forward to getting going with this. I really want to thank Tod for the opportunity, and I’m ready to get to work!”

Wright has been a freelance journalist, announcer and public relations representative in sprint car racing for the last twenty years. He has been employed at the Knoxville Raceway in several different capacities over the last ten years, including website maintenance, public relations and as co-track historian. His announcing experience includes shows sanctioned by the Sprint Invaders, MOWA, IRA, ASCS and audio broadcasts from the Knoxville Raceway.

“First and foremost, I am a sprint car fan,” says Wright. “It’s a blessing to be able to work in a field you are passionate about. What Tod has created here is really exciting, and I thank him for the chance to be involved. The sprint car fans throughout the Midwest should be on the edge of their seats already! The excitement from tracks and sponsors wanting to be a part of this is energizing. Also, it will be the first traveling series I’ve worked for that has included Knoxville, which is essential for the series. It’s also huge for me on a personal level, because it’s home. I think I can speak for Chuck in saying that we are proud to work for the greatest track in the world on Saturday nights. We’re excited about the future of sprint car racing! There are a lot of logistics involved getting a series of this magnitude rolling, and we’re already working hard to meet the challenge!”

“We’re all excited about the National Sprint League,” says Tod Quiring. “We’re really happy to have Chuck and Bill on board as our Competition Director and PR Director. They bring a wealth of experience. It’s really overwhelming the response we’ve had from the fans, promoters, tracks and major businesses. We have a lot of exciting news we’ll be announcing in the coming weeks!”

Stay tuned for updates from the National Sprint League in the days to come!

 

 

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EMPIRE STATE FINALE: CJB Gains Positions at Rolling Wheels Raceway

2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season down to four more events

TELFORD, PA. - October 15, 2014 - With only four more attempts to get to victory lane in the 2014 season, the pressure is beginning to mount for Paul McMahan and the #51 CJB Motorsports team.

"One of goals is to close out the season with a win or two," said Paul McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sponsored machine. "It gives you something to build off of heading into the off season. There are a few tracks coming up where we feel like we will do really well."

Rolling Wheels Raceway was the site of the finale event of the Outlaws schedule in the state of New York. Through three events in the Empire State this season, McMahan and the team came into the event with three top-10's and an average finish of 6.7.

"We timed in 8th which put on the outside pole of our heat race," explained McMahan. "We needed to win to make the dash and we didn't. For the feature, we had to start tenth and we tried out some stuff we've been curious about. We picked up a four spots to finish sixth so it wasn't a bad night. We learned a few things that I think will help us out for the rest of this year and even into next year as we head to tracks for the final time this season."

Speaking of final trips, the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' returns to Ohio for the last time in 2014 as the series tackles Fremont Speedway on Saturday, October 18th.

"Fremont is a tough place to go race," said McMahan. "The locals there are very good and always a threat. The pill draw is very important there. This late in the year, it's not as crucial but still a big factor. However, if you can make it through your heat race and into the feature, you stand a fighting chance. It's a very racy surface and you can make up positions on it. On the flip side, they don't call it the 'Action Track' for night. It's going to be a fun yet demanding race."

EVENT BOX SCORE (Time Trials/Heat Start & Finish/Dash Start & Finish/Feature Start & Finish):

Rolling Wheels Raceway Park: 8th/ 2nd (2nd)/ N/A (N/A)/ 10th (6th) - Winner: Donny Schatz

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2014 STATS:

Starts: 85

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 43

Top-10's: 74

Average Time Trial: 7.0

Average A-main finish: 6.4

Total Laps Led: 135

UP NEXT: The CJB team competes in the Buckeye State one final time as the Outlaws invade Fremont (OH) Speedway on Saturday, October 18th.

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 and Twitter.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour with driver Paul McMahan. 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 Telford, Pennsylvania.

ABOUT R&R MEDIA GROUP: Armed with state-of-the-art technology and savvy multimedia experts, R&R Media Group represents an opportunity to push your organization to the next level. >From well-crafted press releases to eye-catching videos, attention grabbing audio and outstanding service, our St. Louis based company can create custom media solutions for any need. Follow R&R Media Group online on Facebook and Twitter.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank the following partners for making racing possible: All Star Performance, Bairs Tree Service, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt Seats, Factory Kahne, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Henry Dunn Insurance, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Kenny's Components, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Nyce Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Motorsports Designs, Outerwears, Pennsy Supply, Race Gear X, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Ti22, Top Flight Wings, Weld Racing and Winters Performance Products.

 

 

Racing Fans Direct

Coming up October 25 TH , RFD will be at Port Royal Speedway for the World Of Outlaws VS.. the Pa Posse . At this historic race will be the King Steve Kinser , in his last race as a member of the Outlaws at Port Royal .

During the night Racing Fans Direct will make available Steve Kinser Posters that benefit the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame for a great value of just $3.00 each . This poster was a hot item during the Knoxville Nationals which sold out and is the second reorder of this fabulous poster . I have a limited number available for fans .

Also during the night MS RACING FANS DIRECT , Chelsey Jamieson will make her first official appearance meeting and greeting fans , giving out some prizes, The Racing Fans Direct Hot Seat award to some lucky fans , and other Port Royal activities . She will be running for MS Motorsports 2015 in January at the Area Auto Racing News Annual Motorsports Show sponsored by Pioneer Pole Buildings . Previously this year MS Jamieson was Miss Ransomville Speedway and her weekly appearances certainly made an impression in all feature winning photos .

Available on request is RFD information of our 2015 Knoxville Nationals Fan Tour and other information forthcoming of our events now and into the year . Our goal is to bring New Excitement to Racing but directly to fans who are always the most exciting ingredient to any racing Program . To learn and find out more about Racing Fans Direct contact me Robert Altman by e-mail racingfansdirect@outlook.com or by cell phone 443-974-7027 . “ Racing Fans Direct --The New Excitement in Racing “

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Trophy Cup Week!

(Bill W) October 14, 2014 – Terry McCarl and the Country Builders Construction #88 team are preparing for this week’s Trophy Cup at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. The Altoona, Iowa driver is ready for one of the crown jewels of 360 racing. Last Friday night, he was aboard the Jimmy Davies #99 in MOWA action at the Lincoln Speedway in Illinois.

TMAC drove from eighth to fourth in his heat on Friday. “We were a little bit off in the heat race,” he says. “There’s been a little bit of a learning curve with the different shocks and things, but we were good.”

The team prepared for a feature in which they started tenth. “We knew it was probably going to lay rubber,” says TMAC. “It was unfortunate for the fans, with the midgets and all and it was a great event. I knew we didn’t have much time to get up front starting where we were.”

TMAC escaped disaster, not once, but twice. “On the first start, Christopher Bell spun in front of everyone, and by an act of God…more that than driving ability, we just missed it by an inch,” he says. “No matter what happened after that, I knew we were money ahead.”

That wasn’t all. “Then on the next start, Parker Price-Miller spun and there was nowhere to go but three feet between him and the fence,” says TMAC. “At Huset’s, I’ve driven up on the fence a few times, and we were able to save it. It was funny how your mind works and it takes you back to where you’ve been. It took me back to Huset’s and I drove two wheels up on the fence. That had me laughing in my helmet, because I definitely should have torn it up there.”

TMAC would work his way to fourth. “At the end we were starting sixth and I got a great start,” he says. “I was all over the guys in front of me, but I couldn’t do much. It laid rubber after three or four laps in three and four and it took a little longer in one and two.”

The team felt good about their efforts. “I really felt we had a car to contend,” says TMAC. “That’s always nice when you’re driving someone else’s car. Jimmy and I really put our heads together and had a good racecar. We ended up fourth. We were all over Jerrod Hull, who was third the whole race.”

Unfortunately, a motor issue kept the team out of action on Saturday at Jacksonville Speedway. “We were really looking forward to Jacksonville and hoping to pick up a win,” says TMAC. “I had a lot of fans coming to watch that night. Unfortunately, Jimmy called me Saturday morning and we had burnt a spark plug off. There was no sense risking it, so we had to call it a weekend.”

The misfortune gave him the opportunity to head west a little early. “We left for California Sunday morning,” says TMAC. “We’re out here to run the Country Builders Construction #88 for the Offill family. Taco Bravo Racing is joining forces with us this year. Dennis Woullett is helping us out. I was able to win the last feature at San Jose Speedway driving for him. He’s a great supporter of sprint car racing and helps out Craig ‘Cowboy’ Smith too. His name will be on the front wing, and part of his sponsorship is a five gallon bucket of salsa. I’m pretty excited about that.”

In addition, it gives TMAC an opportunity to celebrate a special occasion. “We enjoy San Francisco,” he says. “We’re out here enjoying the city for our 25th Anniversary. We try to get out here at this time every year. It’s just a lot of fun. The Offill’s are like a second family to me. It’s fun to come out with the Outlaws in the spring and the Trophy Cup in the fall.”

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

Websites for the McCarl Gang!

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

This Month in TMAC History!

In October of 2006, TMAC finished third in WoO action at the United Sports Arizona raceway in Tucson. He trailed Donny Schatz and Brooke Tatnell at the finish. He won three features with the WoO in 2006, and eleven overall. His WoO triumphs came at Huset’s Speedway (SD), Williams Grove Speedway (PA) and at the Nodak Speedway (ND). He also recorded $10,000 paydays at East Bay Raceway Park (FL) and Volusia Speedway (FL) that season. Though missing much of that season with a broken leg, he still managed a 9th place season standing with the WoO.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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

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

 

 

Bell Adds 21st Win of the Year – Back on Asphalt this Weekend!

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (October 14, 2014) – Twenty-one main event wins on the year is the latest count for 19-year-old Christopher Bell after picking off another POWRi Midget win over the weekend.

The victory at Illinois’ Lincoln Speedway highlighted a weekend that included what could have been another win in the Sprint Car portion of the Friday double header and then a sixth-place run in Saturday’s All Star Circuit of Champions season finale at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway.

The Norman, OK, native will take in another weekend of asphalt aboard a Kyle Busch Motorsports entry at North Carolina’s Hickory Motor Speedway before returning to the dirt for next week’s Short Track Nationals at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway aboard Brandon Berryman’s No. 31b.

Friday’s double-dip at Lincoln Speedway started out in strong form with Bell racing from third to win his Midget heat and then charging from tenth to win the Sprint Car heat race as well, earning the pole position for both feature events.

Bell jumped into the lead at the outset of the POWRi Midget feature aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports Toyota No. 71 and led all the way for his 15th Midget win of the year and 21st overall feature triumph.

“It was rubbered down from the start, so we just rolled around and stayed out of trouble,” Bell explained of the victory drive.

“It’s pretty awesome to get to 21 wins for the year, hopefully we can add at least a couple more before it’s over,” Bell said.

He nearly added one immediately after, starting from the pole position of the MOWA Sprint Car feature aboard the Fox Brothers No. 53 machine. But an opening lap incident nixed any hopes of adding win number 22 on Friday night.

“We had that Sprint Car race, but then spun in the first corner,” Bell said. “It was mostly just bolt-on stuff, but four of the guys pulled an all-nighter to get the car repaired and ready for Eldora on Saturday.”

With the repairs made, Bell timed in fourth-quick among the 36 competitors signed in for the All Star Circuit of Champions winged 410 Sprint Car portion of Eldora’s Sprintacular before ultimately posting a strong sixth-place finish in the feature to run his season top-ten total to 61.

“We qualified good and were fast all night, just had a couple of little problems that kept us from moving forward in any of the races,” Bell commented. “It was still a pretty good night though.”

Bell is back in Charlotte prepping for this weekend’s late model action at Hickory Motor Speedway where he took in a pair of weekends in early September.

“It will be some more good experience, it’s definitely quite a bit different than what I’m accustomed to,” Bell says of the upcoming weekend. “I’m looking forward to it.”

2014 Quick Stats: 92 races, 21 wins, 48 top-fives, 61 top-tens.

Next Up:

Saturday, Hickory Motor Speedway (Hickory, NC) – Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 51 asphalt late model

Keep Track: Keep track of Christopher Bell’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.christopherbellracing.com/.

If you would like to keep up with all of Christopher Bell’s racing action by having press releases e-mailed directly to you, simply send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

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

 

 

USAC Southwest Set for Hank Arnold Memorial at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (October 14, 2014) – It’s “welcome back” time for the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars as the series makes its first Canyon Speedway Park appearance in nearly three months at this Saturday night’s Hank Arnold Memorial.

Following an open practice session on Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars headline Saturday night’s Hank Arnold Memorial that also includes Micro Sprints, Pure Stocks and Dwarf Cars.

Saturday’s racing action at the event named for the Sprint Car Hall-of-Famer goes green at 7:00 p.m.

The USAC Southwest Sprint Cars last took to the CSP clay on July 26 with R.J. Johnson reeling off his third consecutive series score at the track near the Phoenix metro area.

Johnson, the reigning series champion, had a four-race win streak snapped on September 20 at Casa Grande by Charles Davis, Jr., with Josh Pelkey topping the most recent event at Prescott Valley this past weekend.

While Johnson holds a healthy 123 points lead in the series championship chase, the battle for second is a close one with Pelkey just eight points ahead of Davis, Jr.

Matt Rossi and Shon Deskins round out the current top five in USAC Southwest points with the rest of the top ten including Mike Martin, Tye Mihocko, Andrew Reinbold, Nick Aiuto and Michael Curtis.

Saturday’s card also mark the return of Micro Sprints after an extended absence as well, with Jarrett Martin the most recent winner on July 26.

Ty Warner and Steve Bitting split Pure Stock honors in most recent action on September 19-20 with Tim Cotherman and Pat Hennessey taking Dwarf Car wins the same weekend.

Tickets to Saturday’s Hank Arnold Memorial are just $15 with a $2 discount for Military, Seniors and Students. Children ages 7-12 are $6, with children 6 and under admitted free. VIP passes are available for $20 each night.

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

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

The entire 2014 Canyon Schedule can be previewed online at 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.

 

 

STN Early Entry Deadline!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 14, 2014) – With the anticipation level climbing as each day clicks off, the pre-entry discount deadline for I-30 Speedway’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires is today, October 14.

Those entering the prestigious event by the end of the day today, Tuesday, October 14, can save $100 on the entry fee. The entry fee for those entering by the deadline is $150. Those entering after that date will be $250. Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/stn2014.pdf or by calling 501-455-4567.

Set for October 23-25 after Wednesday night’s (October 22) $2,000-to-win Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open, more than $100,000 in purse money will be distributed over the weekend with the winner of Saturday night, October 25, 40-lap STN Championship finale pocketing $15,000. All those making the cut for the STN Championship finale will earn a minimum of $2,500.

Last October, Sammy Swindell bested a field of 105 competitors for his third STN crown, racing to the checkered flag ahead of up-and-coming Christopher Bell, Anthony Nicholson, Johnny Herrera and Shane Stewart.

Swindell is one of a handful of drivers that have claimed multiple STN honors along with four-time champion Gary Wright (1995, 1999, 2003, 2004), Steve Kinser (1988, 1989, 1991), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2008, 2009) and Paul McMahan (2012 and 2002).

Other past Short Track Nationals winners include Brad Sweet (2010), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994) and John Gerloff (1993). The 1992 edition fell victim to rain.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 23-25, 2014. $15,000 to win the STN finale on October 25 with $2,500 to start the STN championship feature. Race time is 7:30 p.m. each night. Rain date is October 30, October 31 & November 1. The $2,000 to win and $200 to start Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open kicks off all the action on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m.

The Format: Approximately half the field will take to the track in the Thursday night qualifying event, with the other half in Friday’s qualifying event. The popular format of heats and qualifying races will once again be in place on the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights. The top 14 in cumulative points from heats and qualifiers will be locked into that night’s main event, with two or three “B” Mains, depending upon car count, contested to fill out the qualifying night feature field.

The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.

The balance of the field will redraw on Saturday to set lineups for eight (8) “Saturday Night STN Showdowns”. With passing points in effect, points will be added to qualifying night point totals (heats, qualifying races and features) with the top eight (8) in total points advancing to STN feature starting positions 7-14.

The next 36 in total points will go to three “B” Mains with the remainder of the field to three “C” Mains. Top finishers from “C” Mains will move on to “B” Main action, with the top two from each “B” Main moving on to the STN finale.

Wednesday’s Short Track Nationals Open will have no impact upon Thursday, Friday or Saturday lineups, with the exception that the top finisher among Wednesday’s top four that is unable to qualify for Saturday night’s STN finale will be offered a provisional.

Wednesday’s STN Open will include heat races lined up by pill draw with passing points in effect that will set lineups for the “B” Main(s) (multiple “B” Mains if necessary depending upon car count) and “A” Main.

The Past Winners: Sammy Swindell (2013, 2011 and 1990), Paul McMahan (2012 and 2002), Brad Sweet (2010), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2009 and 2008), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Gary Wright (2004, 2003, 1999 and 1995), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994), John Gerloff (1993), Steve Kinser (1991, ’89 and ‘88). 1992 finale was rained out.

The Tickets: Advance tickets for either three or four nights are on sale through Monday, October 20, no advance sales after that. Single night tickets are not available in advance. Tickets ordered in advance are just $61 for all four nights (Wednesday through Saturday) or $51 for three nights (Thursday through Saturday) with $1 off if paying cash.

Day of show prices are $15 on Wednesday, $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $3 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then $6 on Saturday with a $1 cash discount per ticket.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, call the track at 501-455-4567 or e-mail orders to raceytlc@sbcglobal.net.

Pit passes are $25 on Wednesday, $30 on both Thursday and Friday and $35 on Saturday.

The PPV: Can’t make your way to Little Rock, AR, for this prestigious event? Once again you can still catch every lap of the action on your computer via live Pay-Per-View. Just check out www.shorttracknationals.com for pricing and ordering information. Orders are being taken now.

The Trade Show & Midway: This year’s rendition of the Short Track Nationals will also include the Tenth Annual Short Track Nationals Trade Show & Midway. Fans, drivers & crews will have the opportunity to visit vendor displays, which opens at noon on Wednesday and then at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The deadline for guaranteed vendor space is Monday, October 20. Inquiries regarding vendor space should be directed to dssm93@msn.com.

For more information regarding the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, contact I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567 or check online at http://www.i-30speedway.com/shorttracknationals.html.

 

 

T-Mac’s Track Record Speaks For Itself – He Now Needs A Classic Ride!

With the first American drivers who will be in attendance at the 2015 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic set to be announced very soon, one driver with an impeccable record in the race is looking for a ride.

Having previously contested six Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, predominantly for Victorian car owners Rod Matthews and Colin Bulmer, Altoona Iowa’s “T-Mac” Terry McCarl is yet to miss contesting the Classic final. That’s right six Classic entries for six A-main starts!

Add to that already impressive resume a World Series Sprintcars win on January 26, 2010, where T-Mac led home a trio of his countrymen in Wayne Johnson, Danny Smith and Jason Johnson and you can see that the charismatic McCarl knows his way around Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool!

McCarl has a best Classic finish of second, while his 2014 performance yielded a ninth place run on his qualifying night before finishing 14th in the 24 car field on the final night of the first three night edition of the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

So if there is a car owner contemplating contesting the Classic with a view to entrusting an American behind the wheel then just maybe a fair chunk of the $200,000.00 plus in prize money that is on offer may come your way courtesy of Terry McCarl!

Great with sponsors, great with the race fans, especially the kids and one heck of a race car driver that about sums up the seven time Knoxville Raceway Track Champion!

“T-Mac contacted me late last week and indicated that he was looking for a ride for the Classic, which is a sign he is deadly serious about being here”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

“I have been fortunate to have dealt with Terry on a number of fronts over the past few seasons and can highly recommend him to any prospective car owners that may wish to engage his services” , Mills added.

Anyone who may be seriously considering importing a driver for January’s Big Shows should contact David Mills at Premier Speedway for more information.

The 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic as supported by Oval Express Magazine, GJ Gardner Homes, KRE Race Engines and the Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool will be held at Premier Speedway on January 23, 24 & 25, 2015.

 

 

Brian Brown – Second at I-80!

(Bill W) October 14, 2014 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team find themselves with a week off in anticipation of next week’s Short Track Nationals at the I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Arkansas. Last weekend, the Grain Valley, Missouri drover checkered second in the Bobby Parker Memorial at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska.

I know you like competing at I-80 Speedway.

It was great to go to the Bobby Parker Memorial. It’s a great paying race to finish off the year for I-80 Speedway as part of the Cornhusker Classic. It was a whale of an event.

You were able to win your heat after drawing a starting spot in the second row.

We got a good start and we were able to get to the lead. It was the best I’ve felt getting around I-80 in a while. We haven’t been at our best there lately.

You were starting fourth in the feature. What was the team thinking heading in?

We knew it would probably going to lay rubber in the feature. We thought it would be sooner in three and four than one and two. We were able to get to third pretty quickly.

You were able to get to second behind Don Droud Jr.

I think we found the rubber a little bit before (second place) Billy Alley in three and four. We were able to sneak by him with a good run, and then the yellow came out. Droud’s guy told him where the rubber was in three and four and he moved down.

You reeled in the leader at that point.

I found some rubber on the exit of turn two. As a driver you’re thinking it’s a matter of time before the track lays rubber (down low). As you’re catching him, you don’t want to do something stupid though, and there’s no rubber down there, and you get beat that way.

As it turns out, someone behind you found the preferred line before you did.

I think (Danny Lasoski) saw Billy down low in one and two and found some rubber. He found it before us and got by Droud and me at the same time. I was able to get by Droud in the next corner and that was all she wrote.

It’s tough to get beat that way.

Sometimes, it’s better to be second or third. I ran the leader down, and thought I had a shot at him, so I didn’t want to go searching around. As it played out, Danny got us.

What’s the team up to this week?

We’re getting things prepared for the Short Track Nationals next week. That’s a big event for us, and we’re going to try to be prepared the best we can for that and the World Finals at Charlotte in November to finish up the year.

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Big Game Motorsports Welcomes Danny Lasoski for Remainder of Season

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Oct. 14, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports has joined forces with veteran sprint car driver Danny Lasoski for the remainder of the 2014 season.

Lasoski will drive a Big Game Treestands car during the $15,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Oct. 24-25 and at the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series World Finals Nov. 6-8 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

"We're looking forward to having Danny in our car for the Open Wheel Championships and the World Finals," Big Game Treestands Founder Tod Quiring said. "We're excited to have Danny back with (crew chief) Guy Forbrook. They have a storied history together. It should be a seamless transition. Danny's career speaks for itself."

Lasoski is a former World of Outlaws champion and he is the winningest driver in the history of the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. He also teamed up with Forbrook to capture five of his record nine track championships at Knoxville Raceway.

"I want to thank Tod and everyone at Big Game for this opportunity," Lasoski said. "It will also be great to work with Guy again. I know the car will be good and the crew will be good so I'm looking forward to driving the Big Game Treestands car into Victory Lane."

Lasoski has recorded numerous top fives during the World Finals and he won a World of Outlaws race at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in 2001. He has also been victorious at Atomic Speedway.

UP NEXT -

Oct. 24-25 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the Open Wheel Championships

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Rally for Triumph at I-80 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (Oct. 14, 2014) - Mark Burch Motorsports and Danny Lasoski partnered for their third triumph of the season last Saturday.

The veteran team took advantage of its experience to maneuver from eighth to win on the rubber-down track at I-80 Speedway during the Nebraska 360 Sprints main event.

"With eight classes and all those cars there wasn't much the track could do to preserve the race track," Lasoski said. "When it was time for our feature it was already rubber down in turns three and four and really cleaned off in turns one and two."

Unfortunately, Lasoski pulled the highest pill during the feature redraw following his heat race win. That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the 25-lap feature.

"You weigh your percentages," he said. "You try to strategize your game plan. You have to have a thought process before you start attacking. I knew I didn't want to spin the tires. If you killed your tires you eliminated any chance of winning. I charged the first lap and then I watched the scoreboard. I never spun my tires until way past halfway."

Lasoski picked up a handful of positions on the opening lap before he cruised in the top five for most of the race.

"We had a caution and then I really started running hard," he said. "I found a place in turns one and two and passed the two cars in front of me in the same corner."

Lasoski took the lead with several laps remaining en route to the victory for Mark Burch Motorsports. It marked the team's second win, fourth top-two finish and sixth top-seven result this season at I-80 Speedway.

"It's really gratifying," Lasoski said. "Mark builds the engines himself. He always gives me a great car to drive. He's got such a busy schedule and races when he can so it was great to get the win for him at one of his home tracks."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 11 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Engler Machine & Tool, Inc.

Established in 1980, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., builds fuel injection systems, custom made pulling chassis, gears, shafts, specialty CNC products, racing engines and some custom machining. For more information, visit http://www.EnglerMachine.com.

"We really want to thank everyone at Tim Engler's shop for all of their R&D work over the winter," Burch said. "Their new stuff is really, really good and not just in 360s. Tim's injectors have been seeing their share of checkered flags with the World of Outlaws this season as well."

Mark Burch Motorsports would also like to thank Wolfweld Chassis, AFCO Gas Shocks by Speedway Motors, Speedway Motors, Speedway Shock Service, Weld Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, King Racing Products, Joe Gibbs Driven Race Oil, Gessford Machine, Hot Dot, Inc., Dyer's Top Rods, Total Seal Piston Rings, Wireless Amber Alerts, Hoosier Tire, Arrow Truck Sales, Donovan Blocks, Rod End Supply, Diamond Pistons, Saldana Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Vortex Wings, S & S Welding, Inc., Sweet Manufacturing, DMI Bulldog Rears, Wulff Pumps, Red Devil Brakes, Huggins Cams, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, Harris Decals, Lincoln Auto Auction and DUDE. be nice for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Dover Venturing to Texas for First Time This Season for Winter Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Oct. 14, 2014) - Jack Dover will make his only trip of the season to Texas this weekend for the 41st annual Winter Nationals.

Dover is slated to compete on Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour during a premier event he won in 2010.

"It's getting bigger each year," he said. "Winning in 2010 was awesome. It's going to be hard to win this weekend, but I know we have a good car and a good motor. I feel like we have a good chance of winning it."

Dover has earned at least one top 10 during the Winter Nationals doubleheader every season since his victory at the half-mile track in 2010.

"It's a hard track to run because you're going uphill in turns one and two and downhill in turns three and four," he said. "It's all about how you set up your car."

Dover has recorded 14 victories this season, but he is still looking for his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph of the year. He scored at least one ASCS National Tour win in each of the past six seasons entering this year.

"There wouldn't be a better time to pick up that win than this weekend," he said. "There will be a lot of talented teams at Devil's Bowl, but we're right in the mix with the best of them."

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 14 wins, 25 top fives, 33 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to video by XSAN of Dover's Bill Smith Memorial Race of Champions victory at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on Aug. 30: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=690556044355835&fref=nf

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Eagle Motorsports

Eagle Motorsports, formerly known as Eagle Chassis, has fabricated sprint car chassis since 1998. Eagle has been a part of winning three Knoxville Nationals. For more information, visit http://www.EagleMotorsports.com.

"Eagle chassis are one of the easiest to drive and one of the easiest to work on," Dover said. "And they've been great with custom, reliable chassis because of my height."

Dover would also like to thank Home Pride Companies, Inc., Certified Transmission, Moss Racing Engines, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., The Oil Medics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings and True Trucking for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Rilat Ready to Make Debut at 21st annual Trophy Cup This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (Oct. 14, 2014) - Travis Rilat will make his debut this weekend at one of the premier events on the West Coast.

Rilat will return to the cockpit of Richard Saumure's sprint car for the 21st annual Trophy Cup this Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. It also marks his first time at the unique track.

"I've heard a lot about the Trophy Cup and Thunderbowl Raceway so I've always wanted to race there," Rilat said. "I'm excited to get the chance this weekend. Hopefully we can put together a strong couple of nights and be in contention."

Rilat and Saumure have teamed up to record a pair of victories this season, but this marks their first trip to Thunderbowl Raceway together. The duo finished second in 2012 during their only race in California.

"We've raced quite a bit in the Northwest the past couple of years and have had some success up there," Rilat said. "I'd like to continue that down the West Coast."

Rilat has earned multiple wins and podium finishes throughout Washington and Oregon throughout the past three seasons.

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 15 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Oilfield Technology

Located in St. Paul, Alberta, Canada, Xtreme Oilfield Technology began in 2000 by providing general and specialized tank cleaning (door pulls), fluid transfers, well loads and rig work. Xtreme Oilfield Technology has expanded to include body vac units, flushby units, combinations units (vacuum/steamer), water trucks and hydro vac units, and offers equipment rental. For more information, visit http://www.XtremeOilfield.ca.

"The people with Xtreme Oilfield Technology are very cool people to hang out with and we really appreciate their partnership," Rilat said.

Rilat would also like to thank Carlan Services, Shark Racing Engines, Northern Provincial Pipelines, Matt's Oilfield Services, TriJet Manufacturing Services, Northern Lights Welding, Camex VP, Rob Wright Building Supplies, Scott Safety, Max Fuel, Jaron Water Hauling, Maxim, Factory Kahne, HRP, Ti22, Weld Wheels, Ben Cook Racing and Smiley's Racing Products among others for their continued support on Richard Saumure's No. 39c Maxim.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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Baughman Entering Winter Nationals Ready to Compete for a Victory

Inside Line Promotions - ODESSA, Texas (Oct. 14, 2014) - Josh Baughman's next test comes at a technical track this weekend.

Baughman and his Jason Johnson Racing team will head to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Friday and Saturday.

"That place is tricky," he said. "It's one of a kind. The only way you're going to get good there is to make laps and laps."

Baughman is coming off a victory during his last appearance at the half-mile oval. He will rely on that momentum along with the experience and knowledge of veteran crew chief Wayne Priddy.

"Wayne has had a lot of laps around there and has helped me from the fence," Baughman said. "We work well together. I'm looking forward to going there this weekend."

With a few dozen of the top drivers in the country set to tackle the doubleheader, Baughman said he is aiming for a trip to Victory Lane.

"My goal is to win," he said. "I feel like even though we're there with the ASCS National Tour guys we can go in there, shock people and get a win."

Baughman has earned two victories this season and both were recorded in Texas.

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 14 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, 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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlights video by Thriller Productions of Baughman's victory at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Aug. 16: http://vimeo.com/103698546

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.JoshBaughman.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Beard Equipment

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

"They've been a part of my racing for quite a while," Baughman said. "I'm glad to have Beard Equipment be a part of the team and we couldn't do it without them."

Baughman would also like to thank Hollywood Blasting and Coating, Compression Generation Services, Energy Equipment Co., Fischer Body Shop, Gleco Platings, Factory Kahne, B&H Industrial Supplies, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, MSD Ignition, Weld Wheels, Vortex Wings, Maxim Chassis, Dynotech Performance and Oakley for their support.

 

 

Danny Holtgraver Will Pilot Tom and Sherry Leidig's 59 for Remainder of 2014 and Beyond Holtgraver Will Begin Phoenix Racing Campaign at Fremont Speedway this Saturday!

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Pittsburgh, PA (October 14th, 2014) - Danny Holtgraver of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is officially the new pilot of the Tom and Sherry Leidig owned, Phoenix Racing no. 59 ‘410’ sprint car; beginning this Saturday evening, October 18th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. Holtgraver, who recently parted ways with Rob Hunter and the Hunter Racing ‘10H’ team after their recent trip to Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, is excited to begin his new journey, and is scheduled to compete in three events during the remaining portion of the 2014 racing season, as well as kick-off the 2015 season behind the wheel of the ‘59.’ The familiar Phoenix Racing ‘59’ operation, fueled by Auto Electric of Jupiter, Southern Pacific Farms, Momentum Shocks, Work Room to the Trade, will be led by veteran crew chief Bonzai Bruns.

“This is a great opportunity and I am more than excited to get started” explained Danny Holtgraver, “This team is led by great people and a great crew chief...this will be my first time working with Bonzai Bruns so hopefully we can click right away and earn some great results...I just want to thank Rob Hunter for what he has done for me that last few seasons...we decided to part ways recently and go different directions...all I can do now is look forward to this opportunity given to me by Tom Leidig...I can’t wait to get started!”

Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will compete with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series this Saturday evening, October 18th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. The new partnership will then visit the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio during the October 24th/25th weekend for the Open Wheel Championships. Holtgraver will round-out his 2014 campaign at the ‘World Finals’ near Charlotte, North Carolina on November 6th, 7th & 8th. The new Holtgraver/Phoenix Racing combination will then kick-off the upcoming 2015 season with a trip to Florida.

“We are a new team but we have a lot to look forward to” said Holtgraver, “We have some big races lined up together, and we are definitely anxious...I just want to thank Tom and Sherry Leidig again for this opportunity...hopefully we get this ‘59’ up front in a hurry.”

During recent sprint car competition, Danny Holtgraver finished 13th at the Rolling Wheels Raceway Park near Weedsport, New York on Saturday evening, October 11th. The former Lernerville Speedway track champion started the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series main event from the 18th position; rallying five spots during the 25-lap program to finish 13th.

News and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during the entire 2014 season. Be sure to check out the official online home of Danny Holtgraver at www.dannyholtgraver.com; as well as keep up with the Pittsburgh native via social networking including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

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Recent Highlights: Finished 13th (A-Main) at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on Saturday, October 11th

2014 Wins: 7: (1- Attica Raceway Park (ASCoC)(OH); 1-Butler Speedway (ASCoC) (MI); 2- Lernerville Speedway (PA); 1 - Mercer Raceway Park (PA); 1-Eldora Speedway (ASCoC); 1- Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PA))

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Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Auto Electric of Jupiter, Florida, Southern Pacific Farms, Momentum Shocks and Work Room to the Trade.

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

 

 

Century 21 Galloway Realty First to Renew 2015 Oswego Speedway Event Sponsorship

OSWEGO, NY (October 14, 2014) – Oswego Speedway’s 2014 racing season has been checkered flagged for just over a month, but the wheels are already turning toward 2015, with Century 21 Galloway Realty being the first race night partner to renew their event sponsorship for next season.

Century 21 Galloway Realty has been a longtime Speedway partner, recently presenting the Speedway’s driver autograph night on June 14 of last year, which saw Michael Barnes and Jason Simmons drive to Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane.

With over 40 years of service to the Oswego County and Central New York community, Century 21 Galloway Realty has been setting the standard.

With agents covering a wide area, from Eastern Wayne County to the furthest parts of Oswego County and South into Syracuse, Century 21 Galloway Realty is ready at all times to provide great service.

Take the opportunity to visit Century 21 Galloway Realty online at www.century21galloway.com to view some of their featured properties and to start your property search.

For more information on Century 21 Galloway Realty you can visit their award winning office located at 7 Bridie Square in Oswego or call (315) 342-2111.

Oswego Speedway’s 2015 event schedule is already in the planning stages, with outstanding Steel Palace action on tap from May through September.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, follow on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway, or like on Facebook at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

EnvSystem Prices Slashed

PETERSEN MEDIA: One of the most innovative and durable GoPro mounts on the market is pleased to announce to filming enthusiasts that the prices have been slashed heading towards the holiday season.

The Env 2.0, which is compatible with both the GoPro Hero and GoPro Hero 2 has been dropped from it’s regular price of 199.95 to 109.99 effective immediately.

The Env 4.0 which is compatible with the GoPro Hero 3, Hero 3+, and the new GoPro Hero 4 is now selling for 199.95, cut from it’s original price of $279.95. With the GoPro Hero 3+ and 4 coming with a very thin housing, we do want consumers to know that an original GoPro Hero 3 housing or a new GoPro Dive Housing Case is needed for the cameras to work in our cradle system.

EnvSystem is happy to announce that users with GoPro Hero 3+ and GoPro Hero 4 cameras can also opt for the package that includes the GoPro Dive Housing as part of the kit fo $259.95.

“We are really excited to be able to get our cost down for our consumers,” Ian Marvuglio said. “We have a really awesome product and continue to get rave reviews from our customers, so we are pleased that we can hopefully get these units in more peoples hands as the popularity of GoPro’s continues to rise.”

For those interested in picking up the very popular, and durable, EnvSystem, please click over to www.envsystem.com today!

ENVSYSTEM- The one downside to GoPro’s has been the amount of cameras broken, destroyed or lost due to our occasional accidents while filming ourselves doing these great action sports/adventures.

The EnvSystem solves that problem by providing a sleek, super functional, 100% billet aluminum way to cradle your camera as well as mount it during your most extreme activities.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of the EnvSystem products by visiting store.envystem.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/envsystem or you can ‘like’ us on facebook at www.facebook.com/envsystem.

 

 

Star-Studded Trophy Cup Set To Go LIVE On TheCushion.Com Thursday

PETERSEN MEDIA: For the first time in the event’s 21 year history, The Trophy Cup is set for LIVE PPV stream for all three nights of action on TheCushion.Com.

Pitting some of the nations top drivers against each other on the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA, The Trophy Cup has morphed into one of the nations premier events, and for the first time ever, the uniqueness of the event will be streamed LIVE, giving fans around the world a chance to watch this event unfold.

The Trophy Cup is one of the most unique events in the country with a very innovative format, as well as being a fundraiser for the Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation. Fans that do purchase this event will not only be able to enjoy great racing, but a portion of the fee will also act as a charitable donation.

Kicking off on Thursday night, the entire field will be in action for a complete night of racing with the drivers being split into the two groups, giving two sets of time trials, and two sets of heat races, leading up to main events. Each time a driver is on the track they accumulate points that will ultimately line them up on Saturday night.

Friday night offers the same format, and a wrinkle that is new to the Trophy Cup this year is the third day of racing, as well as only using the drivers best point total for Saturday night, essentially giving teams a mulligan.

Saturday night’s program is lined up completely by points as drivers look to make their way into the 50-lap feature event. The Trophy Cup however inverts the field fully by points, putting the high point earners at the tail end of the field, with the B Main Transfers taking the first four spots.

The feature event ultimately gives fans two races, as one, they watch the actual race, and two, they track the top point earners from the back, as Trophy Cup pays the overall champion very handsomely.

Many of the top drivers across the country and Australia including, Rico Abreu, David Gravel, James McFadden, Jonathan Cornell, Terry McCarl, Randy Hannagan, Kyle Hirst, Jonathan Allard, Jason Meyers, and many more will be on hand for what proves to be one of the most anticipated races of the season.

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Ian Madsen 5th With the All Stars

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team were in action with the MOWA on Friday night, where he had some bad luck, before putting together a nice fifth place run with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at the Eldora Speedway on Saturday night.

“We had some tough luck on Friday night, but everyone worked hard, and we came back on Saturday night at had a pretty good showing,” Madsen said.

Timing in seventh fastest at the high-banked 1/2 mile speedway, the St. Marys, NSW pilot lined the Nehring Construction/Team Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply No. 18 machine up in the third row of his heat race, before he raced his way to a third place finish, transferring directly into the feature event.

Lining up in the seventh spot of the feature, Madsen got off to a slow start as he faded back to the 10th spot when the race came to life.

By the sixth lap, Madsen had worked his way up to the seventh spot as the red flag flew for a very scary accident. When the action resumed, Madsen worked the bottom of the speedway as he began battling with Christopher Bell as he raced for the fifth spot, with Madsen eventually winning battle.

Once in fifth, Madsen chased after Greg Willson as he looked to move into the fourth spot, but Christopher Bell had now begun challenging Madsen, and the duo initiated their battle for the second time during the race.

After exchanging slide-jobs, Madsen again was able to clear Bell, and at that time the white flag flew, and Madsen was able to cross the stripe with a fifth place finish.

Friday night with the MOWA, Madsen was involved in a heat race wreck, and after a valiant effort by the crew, Madsen put on a charge in the B main, but came up just short of a transfer spot into the feature event.

“My team had a strong weekend, and they all worked very hard,” Madsen said. “It is tough to tear up equipment in a heat race, but the boys all got dirty and got us back on track, just as they have done all year. It was great to run well at Eldora, and now hopefully we can run well with the World of Outlaws this weekend.”

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-85, Wins-11, Top-5’s- 36, Top 10’s-48

ON TAP: The KCP Racing team will travel to the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, OH on Saturday night to take on the World of Outlaws.

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

 

 

McFadden Storms To First California Victory With Factory Kahne

PETERSEN MEDIA: James McFadden teamed up with Factory Kahne and Kaeding Performance over the weekend, and it proved to be a good fit, as McFadden picked up the win during the Cotton Classic in what was his first visit to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

Piloting the Factory Kahne/Kaeding Performance No. 4 machine, McFadden quickly adapted as he used his FK Zero Gas Shocks to time in fifth fastest.

After running second in the B Main, the Brisbane, QLD driver lined up ninth for the 30-lap feature event, and quickly began surging his way forward on the tricky Thuderbowl Raceway surface.

Getting a feel for the bottom of the speedway in the early laps, McFadden searched around the speedway, as he took a liking the to the cushion, as he had a full head of steam around Shane Golobic and Evan Suggs.

Getting into the sixth spot, McFadden then set his sights on Jonathan Allard, as he inched closer to the Top-Five.

A restart on the 16th lap, saw McFadden make a huge move out of turn four that saw him get around Bud Kaeding and Sean Becker as he took over the third spot, and chased after DJ Netto and Kyle Hirst.

A lap 21 restart, saw McFadden power into the lead, which he would never relinquish, as he was brilliant in the closing laps, as he parked the Factory Kahne/Kaeding Performance machine in victory lane.

“I am pretty pumped to get a win in California, and can’t wait to get back to work during the Trophy Cup,’ McFadden added. “I also have to thank Factory Kahne and Kaeding Performance for this opportunity. It is great to drive a great car.”

With McFadden scoring the Cotton Classic win the FK Zero Gas Shocks, other drivers utilizing FK Shocks also did well, as second finishing Willie Croft, third finishing Bud Kaeding, and fourth finishing Brent Kaeding all had Factory Kahne shocks bolted on their machines.

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Shaw 9th at Cotton Classic With USAC

PETERSEN MEDIA- Shedding his wings on Saturday night, Kyler Shaw picked up a ninth place finish with the USAC West Coast 360 Series at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA during the Cotton Classic.

“Our night got off to a rough start, but we were able to make good changes all night, and I was able to earn the Hard Charger award,” Kyler Shaw said.

Missing the set up in time trials, the Fresno, CA driver timed in at the tail end of the field, but with the car count and the inversion, he found himself on the front row of his heat race.

Getting off to the early lead, Shaw still did not have a good handle on his car as he slipped back to a fourth place finish, putting him at the tail end of the field for the main event.

When the race went green, Shaw spent the first two laps working around the bottom of the speedway, until a caution flag flew. When the race restarted, Shaw elected to try the Thunderbowl cushion, and began making up some ground on some seasoned non-wing veterans.

In what was an extended green flag run, Shaw was able to work his way up to the 10th spot ebfore a late race red flew, and admittedly got Shaw out of his rhythym.

As the green flag dropped back over the speedway, Shaw dropped back a few spots, but was able to work his way back into the ninth spot when the checkered flag flew.

“I continue to have a blast racing without the wings, and hopefully I can do more of it next year,” he added. “My family worked hard all night long, and its nice to get out of here with a Top-10 finish!”

Kyler would like to thank Shaw Structures Unlimited, PM$ Investments, Stan Yockey Motorsports, Pro Signs, 4FourGraphics, F4st Four Media, Borrelo Racing Engines, Uncle Dave’s Ranch, and Sid’s Smokehouse for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-28, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-12.

ON TAP: Kyler will be back in action this Thursday-Saturday night as he takes part in the 21st Annual Trophy Cup at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

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Wigzell Battle Kicks Off Sprintcar Shootout

Phil Michell

This Saturday night the 410ci Sprintcars will make their official South Australian season debut as thirty of the best Sprintcar drivers in Southern Australia contest the Bill Wigzell Battle of the Bridge at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway.

Currently the star studded line-up includes four drivers who captured major 410ci Sprintcar Series victories last summer, which will guarantee some high quality and intense racing on the tight quarter mile dirt oval.

Over the last six years the “Wigzell Race” has become the traditional South Australian Sprintcar season opener and it has become one of the most prestigious races on the calendar and it is always an emotional evening as we pay tribute to one of, if not the best, speedway competitors this State has ever produced.

Leading the entry list for the event, which also doubles as the opening round of the newly inaugural Queensland Speedway Spares SA Shootout Series, are Mount Gambier’s Steven Lines (2013/14 World Series Champion), Tasmanian Shaun Dobson (2013/14 SRA Victorian Champion), Brad Keller (2013/14 Speedway City Track Champion) and Luke Dillon, who has returned to race domestically in 2014/15 after winning the AHG Series in Western Australia last season.

Unfortunately for Dillon, his return to local racing didn’t go to plan at the official Sprintcar practice two weeks ago after rolling the Downing Brothers #97 Cool twice therefore he will front for action in a new car this weekend.

Along with the drivers mentioned above there will be several other contenders to keep an eye on including local Murray Bridge ace Ryan Jones, Strathalbyn’s Daniel Pestka, who will be driving for Victorian Car Owner Matt Eastham, current State Champion Matt Egel, Dylan Jenkin, Jamie Cobby, Mark Reuter and Victorian standout Darren Mollenoyux. With such an impressive line-up expected it is without doubt the best field assembled for a season opener in several years.

The format for the event will include two rounds of heats, a top six dash, a last chance qualifier and the 30 lap Championship final.

In addition to the Sprintcars the event will also feature a high quality support program with Speedcars, Wingless Sprints, Super Sedans, AMCA Nationals and the debut of the new Junior Formula 500 class.

After a strong start to the season two weeks ago the Wingless Sprints will once again see a high car count with twenty three cars entered. Murray Bridge’s Jarman Dalitz will be looking to back up his season opening win but he will have plenty of opposition including Joel Chadwick, Chris Ferrall, Brett Ireland, Robert Heard and Matthew Kennedy.

The Speedcars will once again produce some exciting racing with the likes of Brock Hallett, Jamie Crouch and Todd Bennett expected to compete while in the Super Sedans Dave Gartner will return after remaining undefeated at the opening meeting a fortnight ago.

Due to the fact that Saturday night’s event is one of the biggest events on the season calendar make sure you get to the track early to reserve you favorite vantage point.

Gates open at 3.30pm with early racing from 5pm, and the main program from 6.30pm

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Veal makes it two from two

Sprintcar Association of NSW October 14 , 2014. It was a race that had a bit of everything as Victorian Jamie Veal swept to his second win in - a - row at Valvoline Raceway for the second meeting of the season for the Sprintcar Association of NSW. Veal made every post a winner after occupying the pole position, thanks to his win in the dash, and led all 30 laps to record a record breaking win. Second to the line was Ben Atkinson who bettered his result from last week and fellow Northern Territorian, Danny Reidy claimed the third spot. Rounding out the top ten was Max Dumesny, Robbi e Farr, Matt Dumesny, James Thompson, Jeremy Cross, Marty Perovich and Trevor Green. Casualties in the A - Main Roddy Bellbowen (motor) on lap 4, Warren Ferguson, Jordyn Brazier who came into heavy contact with the main straight tyre wall on lap 16 and Max Johnston retired on lap 25. It certainly was an entertaining race with plenty of passing on the wide, slick surface. The win now puts Veal into a clear leading spot in the points at this early stage, however, behind him, it is very congested. The next e vent on the SANSW calendar will be Saturday, October 25 for round 3 of the Sprintcar Track Championship . October 11 Notebook - 50 cars were present for the second night of the season. - Jamie Veal led all 30 laps of the main event. - This season, there has only been two lap leaders in the 2 A - Mains contested so far – Jamie Veal and Toby Bellbowen. - Jamie Veal set quick time in the Network Industry Qualifying with a 12.381 - Heat wins went to Robbie Farr, Max Johnston, James Thompson and Ben Atkinson. - C - Main was won by Jackson Delamont - B - Main was won by Gary Rooke - Dash 1 was a win for Jamie Veal and Dash 2 went the way of Jordyn Brazier - Andrew Wright was the A - Main big mover – advancing 11 positions. - 29 different drivers have now competed in an A - Main this season. Of the 24 from Saturday night’s A - Main, 19 drivers raced in the first A - Main of the season on October 4. Track Championship Top 10 (After 2 Rounds) Jamie Veal – 508 Danny Reidy – 486 Ben Atkinson – 482 Max Dumesny – 472

 

Jackson just wants to race!

Jackson Delamont October 14, 2014 If Jackson Delamont could have Saturday night all over again, he would be hoping for one thing – an earlier time trial marble draw. Jackson was one of the last cars to hit the track in qualifying and by then, the track had dried out dramatically , thus putting the young throttle stomper on the back foot right from the outset. From there, Jackson was playing catch - up all night, missing the transfer from his heat, relegating him t o a C - Main start, which he won and that transferred him to the B - Main. “ Qualifying hurt us a lot after we drew that late marble , ” Jackson said today. “ From that point, it was going to be a struggle all night. “ We star ted at the front of the C - Main an d won that, putting us out of seventeen in the B - Main. We came through to ninth and the car had good pace at the end of the B - Main, but unfortunately , it was too little too late for us. ” Jackson will now spend the week off doing general maintenance on the car, but h e would definitely rather be racing. “ I would race every night of the week if I could, ” Jackson enthu sed, “ but we will put the week off to good use. We wil l be ready and raring to go for the next show on October 25. ” A reminder that Jackson’s team page www.facebook.com/JacksonDealmont48 gives regular updates throughout the night of racing plus there is plenty of merchandise on sale at each meeting. Jackson would like to thank his sponsors for their support this season: Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supp lie

 

Bellbowen has a consistent run in round 2

Toby Bellbowen Motorsport October 14, 2015 Toby Bellbowen kept his strong run at the beginning of the season with an eleventh place finish in a frantic A - Main at Valvoline Raceway. Another strong run through qualifying (3 rd quick) and a direct transfer through his heat saw Toby make the all - important dash which sets the gri d for the main event. A fourth place finish in the dash placed Toby from position seven in the 30 lap final. By the race end, Toby managed to bring the Hogs Br eath #70 Maxim home in eleventh, scoring valuable points in the track championship. “ Our night started off well, ” Toby said, “ we struggled in time tri als with t he feeling of the car, but we were still third quick which was great. “ We managed to scrape into the dash through our heat, but we weren ’ t good enough from there. “ I wasn ’ t comfortable in the dash and I felt we really lost our way. It wasn ’ t through lack of tryin g by my guys, but that ’ s what the end result was. The entire feature race to me was about making up t he lost ground from the dash, but we never got into a rhythm. ” Toby was fortunate at the start of the A - Main after co ntact with another competito r. “ We suffered n o damage after hitting him, but it hurt our start. My starts weren't good enough in the feature, and that plagued us for the entire race. We were a lot better than where we finishe d, but it was a patience track and I lacked that on Saturday night. It's disappointing knowing we can be better, but it's also a positive, so we'll focus on that. ” There is a week ’ s break now be fore Toby hits the track again. “ I was hoping we would be able to run at Brisbane next week, but it seems as though that won't happen. It's a tough deal when we are racing with well - qualified driv ers with no shortage of experience, and for us to have a week off only hinders us more. But we will try to use the time wisely in whatever way we can to make our preparation even better to tackl e Valvoline Raceway for Round three. ” The regular Facebook updates once again proved to be very popular as did the new range of merchandise that is now on sale. If you haven’t already, make sure you like www.facebook.com/tobybellbowen70 to be kept up - to - date each week.

 

The Mad Man 4th at Rolling Wheels Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- As the schedule begins to slow down with the World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car Series, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing team were in action on Saturday night in frigid New York where the Mad Man set quick time and finished fourth in the feature event.

“It was a pretty good weekend overall,” Madsen said. “We were awesome in time trials, and raced very well in the feature event.”

Setting the standard in time trials, the St Marys, NSW native finished fourth in his heat race before a seventh place finish in the dash placed him in the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event.

When the race got underway, Madsen got off to a very nice start, as he worked his way forward and into the top-five.

“We were really good early, but cautions seemed to hurt us because of how cold it was,” Madsen explained.

Battling with Joey Saldana and Daryn Pittman, Madsen would lose ground on restarts, and none were worse than the race’s final restart with nine laps to go.

With everything cooling off, Madsen wasn’t able to get the jump he had hoped for during the race’s final stretch, and lost a few spots before battling back up to a fourth place finish.

“I think we had a better car than fourth,” he added, “but that is the way it goes sometimes. I have to thank my guys for their hard work, and working through a pretty tough night, and still making sure we had a good car.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-92, Wins-9, Top-5’s-47, Top 10’s-71

ON TAP: Madsen his team will be in action at the Fremont Speedway on Saturday night as the World of Outlaw season quickly starts to wrap up.

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David Gravel Second at Rolling Wheels

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of his National Open triumph, David Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team were back in action on Saturday night at the Rolling Wheels Raceway Park where they stayed hot and picked up a second place finish.

“The track was tricky tonight, and we changed a ton of stuff,” Gravel said. “My hat is off to Donny Schatz and that team, they were really good.”

After timing in fifth fastest, Gravel finished fourth in his heat race, putting his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83 machine in the dash, where he would ultimately finish in the second spot.

Leading the field to the green alongside Justin Barger, Gravel slipped back to third as Brad Sweet found something on the top, and was able to get around the Watertown, CT driver.

With Barger slipping to second, Gravel stayed on his rear bumper though the duo soon felt pressure from Donny Schatz. Now sitting back in fourth, Gravel was able to get around Barger at the halfway point to take over the third spot, before inheriting the second spot on the 16th lap when Brad Sweet got sideways, and came to a stop.

The ensuing restart saw Gravel jump into the lead as Schatz hung behind him, but a lap later, Schatz was able to get by Gravel to take the top spot, as Gravel kept Schatz in shouting distance.

On this night though, Schatz was simply the better car, and Gravel was unable to get back around him for the top spot, but was pleased with his second place finish.

“We have been really clicking the last few weeks, and I am looking forward to ending the year strong, and hopefully starting 2015 off strong too,” Gravel added. “I can’t thank this entire team and organization enough for their support and hard work.”

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

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-87, Wins-4, Top 5’s-27, Top 10’s-57.

ON TAP: Gravel will now head to California and compete in the 21st Annual Trophy Cup at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA this Thursday-Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and by following David on Twitter @davidgravel89g.

 

 

Sanders 2nd at Taco Bravo Season Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: Spending his Friday night at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA, Justin Sanders closed out his 2014 Taco Bravo campaign with a second place finish, and ended up third in the championship standings.

“We had a really good car, and had a shot to cotend for the win late, but with the race going non-stop, I think a caution would have benefitted us,” Justin Sanders said.

Sanders opened his night up by timing the North County Plastering/G&N Construction/STS Trucking No. 17 machine in seventh fastest, before going on to pick up the heat race win.

Earning a spot in the redraw, Sanders again found himself drawing the seven pill, and he lined up for the 30-lap feature event in the fourth row.

Following a caution on the initial start, the remained of the 30-lap race would go without stoppage, and the lead pack would find themselves in dense traffic for a majority of the race.

Working his way into the third spot, Sanders set his sights on Shane Golobic and Andy Forsberg and the race drew to a close.

With five laps to go, Sanders was able to get around Golobic in very thick traffic, and closed in on Forsberg, as he looked to pick up his second win of the season at the Ocean Speedway.

On this night, however, Forsberg was too good, and Sanders would cross the stripe with a second place finish.

“(Andy) Forsberg did a great job and I congratulate him on the win,’ Sanders said. “I think we raced very well, and sometimes when races go non-stop you wish you would have got a caution, but Andy might have been even better in open track. Hopefully we can put a strong run together this week during the Trophy Cup.”

Justin Sanders would like to thank North County Plastering, G&N Construction, STS Trucking, Lancaster Locksmith, Village Glass. Lufos Kustom Designs, Taco Bravo, LRB Race Products, Petersen Media, Fire Protection Management, Dirt Solution, Bob Tweedy, Ron Gravelle. Keener Auto Body, and Dave Haver Racing Engines for their continued support.

ON TAP: Sanders will be in action for the 21st Annual Trophy Cup this Thursday-Saturday at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-43, Wins-6, Top-5’s-18, Top-10’s-26

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

 

 

Anderson’s Two States of Mind

Being based on the NSW-Victoria border regional city of Albury for Grant Anderson and his team has its advantages, and in the 2014-15 season, it will see them spend their time racing between both states.

This season Anderson will compete in excess of 20 race meetings, and Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway in NSW and Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway in Victoria are going to make up the majority of the calendar.

Anderson for this season is armed with a brand-new Maxim that is coupled with a brand-new KRE Race Engines built 410 power plant. It is the first time Anderson is going to campaign the Maxim brand. With the new equipment at his disposal, it is hoped that it will help him stay at the pointy end of the field on a consistent basis.

“We haven’t raced a full schedule for a couple of seasons due to my work commitments in Western Australia, and although a lack laps have been a disadvantage we’ve also struggled with consistency equipment wise to help give us that edge,” explained the Vic # 37 Fuchs Lubricants / Latrobe Valley Bandag supported Maxim driver.

“I’m really looking forward to this season, especially with our new equipment, and being able to compete on a regular basis at my two favourite tracks, Valvoline Raceway and Premier Speedway, is an exciting prospect.”

Apart from Valvoline Raceway and Premier Speedway, Anderson’s season calendar will also see him run a handful of race meetings at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway (Vic), Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway (SA) and Moama’s Heartland Raceway (NSW).

For Anderson, the 2014-15 season is one where he is going to have his eyes fixated on success – and nothing less.

Anderson’s first race meeting of the season is scheduled to be the $10,000 to Win Invitational Jackpot at Avalon Raceway on the Saturday night of November 8.

Grant Anderson is proudly supported during the 2014-15 season by: • Fuchs Lubricants • Latrobe Valley Bandag • D&F Racing Products • Bockman Batteries • Townsend Service Centre

To find out more about Grant Anderson, visit www.grantanderson.com.au

 

 

Atomic to Host Open Wheel Championships

Inside Line Promotions – FINDLAY, Ohio (Oct. 13, 2014) – Atomic Speedway and the Renegade Sprints will partner for approximately five races next season.

The high-banked track in Chillicothe, Ohio, hosted the inaugural Renegade Sprints event in August and will wrap up this season with the $15,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships on Oct. 24-25.

“One of the biggest things is the promotional side of it and them acting like a first-class organization,” Atomic Speedway Owner and Promoter Brad McCown said about working with the Renegade Sprints. “They are all banded together.”

Atomic Speedway showcased nearly 40 sprint car drivers during the first-ever Renegade Sprints event and McCown anticipates that number to go up for the Open Wheel Championships, which will be moved to a different weekend next season.

McCown said he supports the series and would encourage other track promoters to give the Renegade Sprints an opportunity.

“I’d tell them to trust in this group of drivers,” he said. “I talked to these drivers and they are together for the better of the sport. The more tracks who come on board will reap the benefits of this.”

NEXT EVENT –

Oct. 24-25 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the Open Wheel Championships

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RENEGADE SPRINTS –

The Renegade Sprints is a 410ci sprint car series that was created in 2014. The series will aim for approximately 50 races throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan each season. The Renegade Sprints also anticipates building a points fund for eligible drivers and for every race to pay at least $5,000 to win.

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

 

 

SUMMER SCHLAM 2014 IS READY!

On the eve of an enormous summer of Sprintcar Racing in a bold new alliance has emerged between West Aussie car owner Ryan Schlam and South Australian hard charger Ryan Jones. Schlam has prepared an ultra slick two car and two motor program for multiple Australian 360ci champion Jones who will enter the summer with his most professional assault ever. “I’m so grateful for Ryan (Schlam) giving me this opportunity,” explains Jones, “I can tell you now I’ll be grabbing it with both hands and plan on rewarding him and our teams sponsors for their faith in me.” Ryan Schlam raced a limited schedule of 360ci Sprintcars last year with a brief foray into the 410ci ranks before the reality of running a very progressive business (Schlam Engineering) reared its head. “I’d love nothing more than to drive my own racecar but my priority must be on the business first and the racecar second,” he concedes, “the mental and man-hour commitment it takes to run a Sprintcar at an elite level is enormous. I want to give our sponsors and our team the best chance at a strong showing this year and so I made the decision to put some in who can focus 100% on driving it.” Jones and SRT crew chief Josh Agrizzi already have an excellent bond and so the chemistry between driver and crew that is such a critical element in the sport is complete. “With the Australian title in our backyard this year we’re going all out for a good showing,” Schlam explains, “we have a pair of J&J chassis and a pair of KRE engines that will give Ryan everything he needs this summer.” The schedule for SRT will see appearances on the following dates and venues: Thursday, November 6 QUIT Bunbury Speedway Practice Saturday, November 8 QUIT Bunbury SpeedwaySouthern Thunder Series Wednesday, November 19 Perth Motorplex Practice Saturday, November 22 Perth Motorplex King of the Wings Saturday, November 29 QUIT Bunbury Speedway Southern Thunder Series Saturday, February 7 QUIT Bunbury Speedway WSS Wednesday, February 11 QUIT Bunbury Speedway USA v AUS Showdown Friday, February 13 QUIT Bunbury Speedway Australian Title Saturday, February 14 QUIT Bunbury Speedway Australian Title Saturday, February 21 Perth Motorplex WSS Grand Final Saturday, February 28 QUIT Bunbury Speedway Krikke Boys Shootout Sunday, March 1 QUIT Bunbury Speedway Krikke Boys Shootout More dates may be revealed soon upon confirmation.

 

 

Johnson Garners Podium Finish During Petaluma Speedway Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2014) - Chase Johnson scored a podium finish during his final race of the season in his family owned sprint car on Saturday at Petaluma Speedway.

"It was good," he said. "It was what I hoped for, but at the same time it was tough because I really, really wanted that win."

Johnson kicked off the Adobe Cup by qualifying second quickest.

"In qualifying we went out and broke the track record and then ended up getting our track record broken by two thousandths of a second," he said. "That was a little tough, but I was still more than happy with starting out qualifying that way. That was by far our best qualifying effort all year. It feels like the first night in a long time we've started out the night good. That helped us a lot."

Johnson then powered from fourth to a second-place finish in his heat race, which locked him into the feature inversion.

"The guy who started on the front row outside and I got a good start in the heat race," he said. "We got the preferred line in turns one and two and drove around everyone. We set sail from there."

The top qualifier then pulled the No. 6 for the feature inversion, which started Johnson on the inside of the third row for the 25-lap main event.

"At the beginning I struggled," he said. "I think I played it a little too safe on the start. The car was great the entire race, but I struggled getting around some cars."

Johnson battled for a top five throughout the main event and he reached third place with five laps remaining.

"By that time everyone was so spread out and I didn't have anything to get by anyone else," he said. "I definitely felt like we could have had a second-place finish if not a win. It's great momentum and great confidence going into Trophy Cup."

Johnson finished third, which marked his seventh top five of the season.

He will return to competition this Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., where he will drive for Harley Van Dyke during the 21st annual Trophy Cup.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 11 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 3 (5).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has new red, black or gray t-shirts and hoodies for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $20 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 three 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, Fast Lube Plus, K&N Filters, Oroville Cycle, I-Wear Graphix, Driven Raceway, Nor-Cal Transmission, Justin Henry Racing and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Shooting for Winter Nationals Wins During Final Weekend in Home State

Inside Line Promotions - SUNNYVALE, Texas (Oct. 13, 2014) - There's a little bit of added energy when Sam Hafertepe Jr. competes in his home state.

"It's always great to be able to race in front of your family and friends," he said. "I think it builds more pressure because you have that added incentive. That can be a positive thing and it's something we're looking forward to this weekend."

Hafertepe Jr. is set to race for the final time in Texas this weekend when he tackles the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite on Friday and Saturday.

"That's a pretty fun track," he said. "We have a lot of laps around there and have wins there, so I'm excited that it's next on the schedule."

Hafertepe Jr. has picked up a victory at the half-mile oval in three of the past four seasons, including once earlier this season.

"Our expectation is to be in contention for the win on both Friday and Saturday," he said. "We've had a fast car all season. As long as we don't get caught up in any crashes or have any bad luck, I think we will be one of the cars to beat."

Hafertepe Jr., who has earned a series-leading four feature victories, ranks fourth in the championship standings. He is only two points out of third place, 12 out of second and 74 from the lead.

SEASON STATS -

60 races, 6 wins, 24 top fives, 34 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights of Hafertepe Jr. winning the ASCS Gulf South Region race at Heart O'Texas Speedway on June 6: http://youtu.be/QWG0RyKXyX8

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping

Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping is a residential landscaping business based in New Oxford, Pa.

"They are really good friends of ours who have been around for quite a while," Hafertepe Jr. said. "We've always really appreciated their support."

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Atomic Speedway to Host Renegade Sprints for Five Races in 2015

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (Oct. 13, 2014) - Atomic Speedway and the Renegade Sprints will partner for approximately five races next season.

The high-banked track in Chillicothe, Ohio, hosted the inaugural Renegade Sprints event in August and will wrap up this season with the $15,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships on Oct. 24-25.

"One of the biggest things is the promotional side of it and them acting like a first-class organization," Atomic Speedway Owner and Promoter Brad McCown said about working with the Renegade Sprints. "They are all banded together."

Atomic Speedway showcased nearly 40 sprint car drivers during the first-ever Renegade Sprints event and McCown anticipates that number to go up for the Open Wheel Championships, which will be moved to a different weekend next season.

McCown said he supports the series and would encourage other track promoters to give the Renegade Sprints an opportunity.

"I'd tell them to trust in this group of drivers," he said. "I talked to these drivers and they are together for the better of the sport. The more tracks who come on board will reap the benefits of this."

NEXT EVENT -

Oct. 24-25 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the Open Wheel Championships

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Renegade410Sprints.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RenegadeSprints

RENEGADE SPRINTS -

The Renegade Sprints is a 410ci sprint car series that was created in 2014. The series will aim for approximately 50 races throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan each season. The Renegade Sprints also anticipates building a points fund for eligible drivers and for every race to pay at least $5,000 to win.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Wheatley Tackling Trophy Cup Debut This Weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Oct. 13, 2014) - Austen Wheatley will make his Trophy Cup debut this weekend.

In fact, Wheatley will compete in his first career 360ci event at Thunderbowl Raceway this Thursday through Saturday during the 21st edition of the premier event.

"I've raced in Tulare the past few years with the World of Outlaws, but this will be my first time with a 360," he said. "Hopefully I can adapt quickly because I know the field is stacked with great drivers."

Wheatley has raced at Thunderbowl Raceway with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in each of the past three seasons. His best result was in 2012 when he finished eighth during a main event.

"That track is very technical and you can't be afraid to race up against the wall," he said. "Hopefully my 410 experience will help me adapt quickly in the 360."

Wheatley has recorded four top fives and five top 10s in six 360 races this season.

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 9 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Astro Titanium

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

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

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Macedo Fourth at Ocean Before Huge Wreck At Thunderbowl

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending his weekend wrapping up a second place run in the Taco Bravo Series Standings, and competing with the King of the West Series, Carson Macedo put on quite a charge at the Ocean Speedway before his night came to an early end after a big-time wreck at the Thunderbowl on Saturday night.

“Paul Baines gave me a great car on Friday night, and on Saturday we were pretty good too, but I got up into the wall and went flipping pretty good,” Carson Macedo added.

23 cars checked into the Ocean Speedway on Friday night for the season finale, and a 13th quick effort in time trials, put Macedo behind the inversion for the night.

Finishing fifth in his heat race, the Lemoore, CA driver lined up 13th for the 30-lap feature event.

Following a caution on the initial start, the 30-laps would click off with no stoppages, which Macedo admitted would hurt him a little, but he was still able to make some moves.

Under extended green flag run, Macedo was able to put his Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./WFO Apparel backed No. 21x machine all over the speedway, as he had some great car speed in his charge to the front.

Needing a caution to bunch the field back up, Macedo would get into the fourth spot, but simply ran out of time, as he chased after the lead trio, and ended up with a fourth place finish, putting him second in the final Taco Bravo Series standings.

“Overall we had a really strong Taco Bravo campaign,” Macedo said. “We were really fast, and in contention every night. I have to thank this entire team for all of their help, and congratulate Shane Golobic and his team on their championship.”

Saturday night saw Macedo and company check in at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA for the Cotton Classic.

Lining up 16th in the feature event, Macedo again began working his way forward in the early stages, until trouble broke out at the halfway point.

With a car spinning in Turn one in front of Macedo, Macedo got into the corner a little too hot, and the end result was his machine flipping down the fence line, ultimately ending his night.

“We got okay in the feature event, and then there was a car spinning in one, and I got out of shape, and flipped, and ended our night,” he added. “I’m okay. Just feel bad for tearing up some equipment, but I know Paul Baines and everyone will work hard and have us ready to go for the Trophy Cup.”

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., WFO Apparel, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2014 season.

ON TAP: Macedo and his Tarlton Racing team will stay close to home the new few weekends, as they will be at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA this Saturday night in what kicks off three consecutive weekends of racing at the Thunderbowl.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-28, Wins-1, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-22

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Racing by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

 

 

Jerrod Hull – Four-time MOWA Champ!

(Bill W) October 13, 2014 – Jerrod Hull topped off another championship season with the Midwest Open Wheel Association Saturday at the Jacksonville Speedway with a win. It was Jerrod’s fourth title with MOWA and a series’ best sixteenth career feature win. The Rockwell American #12 team’s win came at Jacksonville’s “Ron Milton Race of Champions”. The Sikeston, Missouri driver will next be in action at the Short Track Nationals at the I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Arkansas, October 22-25.

The two-race weekend for MOWA began at the Lincoln Speedway in Illinois on Friday. Jerrod won his heat from the pole. “We were able to get out front early, and we were able to win it,” he says. “That worked out really well. We were sixth in overall points, and that’s where we started the Dash. We were able to run fourth in that.”

The fourth place Dash finish put Jerrod outside row two for the feature. “We could see the track laying rubber already in the B main,” he says. “We were kind of prepared for that. We were able to get to third right away. From there, it was just about staying in the rubber on the bottom and not missing it. The only hope we had is for the leaders (Christopher Bell and Brad Loyet) to miss it or crash each other.”

Neither happened, and he settled for the show position at the checkers. “We were happy with the third, considering it had taken that rubber,” says Jerrod. “The car has been running really well. We were excited to get to Jacksonville.”

Jerrod was fortunate enough to draw the front row for his heat at Jacksonville on Saturday as well. He would go on to win it. “The car felt really good in the heat,” he says. “We started fourth in the Dash, and ran second. We wanted to win it badly, because it paid $800. Jimmy (Hurley) did a good job and won it though.”

The team assessed the racy ¼-mile bullring before the main event. “We pretty much knew we were going to run the top,” says Jerrod. “They reworked the track, which was great. The bottom was good the first few laps. Jimmy was running down there.”

Jerrod would head to a treacherous cushion to gain momentum. “I moved to the top,” he says. “I thought the bottom might slick off a little bit. On a restart, he ran the bottom and we were able to get a run on the top and do a slidejob.”

Now in the lead, he would be pressured by Brad Loyet. “Lapped traffic was really tough there for a minute,” says Jerrod. “Loyet was able to close up on us. I don’t know what he did, but he got into the back of us and we spun out and kept it going. Unfortunately, he got upside down.”

In the end, Jerrod conquered the tricky racetrack and picked up his fifth MOWA win of the year. “It was just an exciting race altogether,” he says. “The cushion in three was pretty rough. I told (crew chief) Scott (Bonar) after the Dash that I didn’t want to have to run that way for 25 laps. It was hard to judge it. If you entered a certain way, it would turn the front end towards the fence. You almost had to slide and miss it in three and hit the cushion in the middle of three and four. It made some great racing for not only the sprints, but the midgets. I think the fans got their money’s worth.”

The team was proud of their fourth MOWA championship as well. “It felt good the whole weekend not to be so worried about points,” says Jerrod. “Sometimes you get wrapped up in the point race and you are sitting in third and fourth and you’re content. At Jacksonville, the cushion was treacherous and we could have crashed easy. It was nice to go for the win and not worry about that stuff.”

Jerrod will have this weekend off before heading for “Hammer Hill”. “We’re going to Little Rock and drive for Jimmy Davies,” he says. “We’re excited about that. Terry (McCarl) has been running really well in that car lately.”

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

 

 

Strong Night Goes South For DJ Netto

PETERSEN MEDIA: DJ Netto had a very strong night going during the Cotton Classic on Saturday night, but a late race mistake saw some contact force him into the work area, and as a result, Netto finished in the ninth spot.

“I feel like I gave one away,” a disappointed Netto said. “We had a really good car, and I let my guys down.”

Lining up fifth in the feature event, Netto hung around the Top-Five in the early goings of the feature event, as he had a front row seat to a torrid battle between Sean Beker and Jonathan Allard.

As the duo exchanged slide-jobs just ahead of Netto, he took advantage and worked his way into the fourth spot, as he began to make his move forward.

As Netto worked all over the speedway, he found something to his liking as he got by Becker to take over the third spot, and then was able to work into the second spot, as he got around Bud Kaeding.

When the red flag flew on the 16th lap, Netto found himself on the front row alongside race leader, Kyle Hirst for the double file restart.

When the green flag waived, Netto got the jump, and took the lead, as he began pulling away from Kyle Hirst, though Hirst was trying everything he could to get back in the top spot.

The caution flew on the 21st lap, and on this restart, Netto spun his tires and James McFadden was able to get the jump, and as Netto got back up to speed, Netto and Kaeding made contact, and with the contact, Netto got up into the wall, and as he came down the track, he collect Jonathan Allard, ultimately causing damage to his left rear.

Making the changes in the work area, Netto would restart, as he was able to score a ninth place finish.

“I just made a couple of crucial mistakes, but we did have really fast car, and I have to thank my guys for working their butts of for me,” he added.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Netto and his team now set their sights on the Trophy Cup taking place in Tulare, CA this Thursday-Saturday night.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-47, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-17

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJNetto88.

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JA 8th at Cotton Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though it reads as an eighth place finish on the race rundown, Jonathan Allard had a strong night going at the Cotton Classic until he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time late in the race on Saturday night, resulting in him getting in getting upside down.

“We ran insdie the top-five all night, but late in the race there was a tangle and we had nowhere to go, and got upside down,” Allard said. “We got it fixed and were able to finish, but we were much better than what our result shows.”

With 29 cars on hand on Saturday night for the King of the West Series’ penultimate event, Allard got the night started off in style as he timed in with the fastest time in qualifications.

Lining up in the second row for the feature event, Allard found himself in an early battle with Bud and Tim Kaeding as the trio sliced and diced around the tricky Thunderbowl.

Moving into the third spot as the race moved along, Allard began battling with Sean Becker, as the duo exchanged slide-jobs on various occasions, with Becker winning the battle momentarily, though Allard would not go away, as he continued to run the cushion.

As Allard and Becker battled, DJ Netto was able to also get by Allard, as JA slipped back into the fifth spot in what was an action packed feature event.

Continuing to run in the fifth spot, things went south for Allard with nine laps to go, as cars got crossed up in front of him, and with nowhere to go, Allard made minor contact with another competitor, and got his Tri-C Manufacturing/ButlerBuilt/Platinum Powdercoating machine upside down.

With his team able to make repairs, Allard was able to restart and pick up a few positions as he was able to crack the Top-10 and finish in the eighth spot.

“We have been pretty strong the last few weeks, and I think we will be okay for the Trophy Cup this weekend,” he added. “I have been able to win it in the past, and would love nothing more than to end my 2014 season with the Tri-C Motorsports team with a Trophy Cup win.”

Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, K&N, ButlerBuilt, Platinum Powder Coating, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, Weld Wheels, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-59, Wins-12, Top 5’s-29, Top 10’s-41.

ON TAP: Allard and the Tri-C Motorsports team will be back at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA this Thursday-Saturday for the 21st Annual Trophy Cup.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.com, or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

 

 

Hirst Rebounds For Fifth at Cotton Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kyle Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team were back in action with the King of the West Series on Saturday night as they were again in action at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the Cotton Classic.

“We had a really fast racecar, and should have been better than fifth,” Hirst explained.

Leading the field to the green flag after picking up the dash win, Hirst was very strong, as he rocketed away from the field, as he took a liking to the high side of the speedway.

With Bud Kaeding challenging him early in the race using the low line, Hirst was able to keep his momentum up, as he held Kaeding at bay, and continued to lead the field.

Making up his time in three and four, Hirst was able to find grip and speed, lap after lap, as he flexed his muscles and began checking out from the competition aboard his the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83JR.

With the red flag waiving on the 15th lap, the field was bunched back up into double file formation, and went the action came back to life, DJ Netto was able to get the jump on Hirst, and Hirst found himself in the second spot for the first time all night.

Continuing to ride the rim in pursuit of Netto, Hirst got into the wall a little too hard, causing damage to his right rear, bringing out the caution.

Restarting from the tail end of the field with just nine-laps to go, Hirst was able to show the same speed he showed all night as he put on quite a show as he worked his way back up to a fifth place finish at the stripe.

“I was just relentlessly going after DJ (Netto) and got up in the wall a little too hard,” Hirst said. “We were so fast all night, and it shows how strong this team is. I have to thank all the guys for their hard work, and hopefully we can be as fast as we have been here at Tulare this weekend for the Trophy Cup.

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

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-34, Wins-5, Top 5’s-21, Top 10’s-27

ON TAP: Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team will be back at the Thunderbowl this Thursday-Saturday for the 21st Annual Trophy Cup.

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

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Croft Stays Hot; Second Again At Tulare

PETERSEN MEDIA- For the last month, Willie Croft has been on fire, and on Saturday night he continued to stay hot as he recorded his fourth consecutive second place finish, this time with the King of the West Series as they invaded the Thunderbowl Raceway.

“I am tired of finishing second,” Croft joked. “But really, I have to thank everyone that helps me. We have to plug people in sometimes, but it has worked out. Hopefully with Trophy Cup coming up, we an be one spot better with the Rudeen Racing guys.”

With 29 cars on hand at the Thunderbowl, Croft kicked things off with the sixth fastest lap of the night, putting himself in the second row of his heat race.

Slipping back to the fifth spot in his heat, Croft was forced into the night’s B Main, where he would take advantage of his front row starting spot, and pick up the B Main win, earning a spot in the feature event.

Lining up 10th in the 30-lap feature event, the driver known as ‘Double Down’ got off to a nice start as he methodically worked his way forward on a track that was tough on a few competitors.

With double file restarts working to his advantage, Croft was able to work his way up into the second spot late in the race, as he chased after James McFadden in the closing laps.

When Willie Williams’ checkered flag flew, Croft crossed under in the second spot, marking his fourth straight runner-up finish.

“It is great to be on the podium, and put four good races together, after the summer we had,” Croft said. “Again, I can’t thank everyone who helps me enough, and I am feeling really good about going into the Trophy Cup this weekend.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, The Christian Stover

Foundation, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Shark Racing Engines, A.R.T., M.R.O. Industrial Supply, Redline Oil, Kaeding Performance, PaPa’s Beef Jerky, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, AIC Powdercoating, and GUTS for their support in 2014.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-26, Wins-1, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-12.

ON TAP: Croft will climb aboard the Rudeen Racing No. 26 machine this weekend as he is set for the 21st Annual Trophy Cup back in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @wcroft29.

 

 

Schank Wins Hunt Series Season Finale; Laliberte Claims Championship

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Petaluma, CA)- Saturday night at the Petaluma Speedway, Terry Schank won a thrilling race over Joe Stornetta and Gary Nelson, Jr as Tommy Laliberte was able to capture the Joe Hunt Series Championship in what the series’ final even of 2014.

With Terry Schank and Shayna Sylvia leading to field to green for the 30-lap season finale, it was Sylvia jumping out to the early lead, though she had the veteran, Terry Schank, on her tail.

As Sylvia led the first lap, Schank would jump into the lead on the second lap, as he blasted around the Petaluma Speedway, slowly opening his lead, though behind him, Stornetta and Nelson were working their way forward.

Schank stayed in command during a majority of the race, but as the laps clicked off things got very exciting as the battle up front got very heated up as a three-car fight in lapped traffic got a huge roar from the crowd.

With Nelson all over Schank’s rear bumper, he was able to get a run heading into the first set of turns to take the lead, but Schank returned the favor and slid him in turns three and four to re assume the lead with 10-laps to-go.

As Nelson looked to rebound, Joe Stornetta was able to also slide up in front of him as he took the second spot, and began his pursuit at Schank, as he looked for any opening giving him a challenge at the top-spot.

Stornetta was able to reel Schank in, and with five laps to go, was all over the race leader. With lapped cars also in the fray, Stornetta made slight contact with one, getting himself just slightly out of shape, but that was all Schank needed, as he was able to get some breathing room, and race his way to the win aboard the Scott DuPont owned No. 3X machine.

Stornetta would hold to second with Nelson crossing the stripe third, Trevor Schmid finishing fourth, and Shany Myhre rounding out the Top-Five.

Tommy Laliberte finished the feature event in the sixth spot, and it was good enough to give himself the 2014 series Championship.

In prelimonary action, Rowdy McLennon started the night off by setting a new track record at the speedway, as he stopped the clocks with a lap of 13.711 seconds.

Heat race wins went to Myhre, and Laliberte, while Sylvia won the dash, giving her the right to start the feature event on the pole.

ON TAP: The Prentice Motorsports Group has one final night of action left on the schedule and it feature both the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster, and the King of the West Series in what will be a Championship Spectacular at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 1st.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with all the happenings with the Prentice Motorsports Group by clicking over to www.racepmg.com or ‘liking’ www.facebook.com./racepmg.

PRENTICE MOTORSPORTS GROUP- The Prentice Motorsports Group current promotes the Ocean Speedway, Ocean Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo, Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster, and the King of the West Series.

After a successful 2014 season, the group is excited to expand and add the Wingless Shotout Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos.

 

 

Racing Fans Direct

October 12,2014 Contact Info : Robert Altman e-mail racingfansdirect@outlook.com or Cell #443-974-7027

As of today I’m proud to announce here at Racing Fans Direct we have a new MS. Racing Fans Direct 2014-2015 that we feel will represent RFD with her knowledge , love of racing , the fans that support our great sport , with much passion .

She is Miss Chelsey Jamieson of Lockport , NY she was Miss Ransomville Speedway 2014 . At a young age she became interested in auto racing at Ransomville and other surrounding tracks in the New York area . Being a fan , promoting the speedway , her family interest in racing and personal interaction with other fans has been part of the highlights of her involvement in racing .

When not at racing events Chelsey has a very active schedule which involves working as a nursing assistant , studying nursing to become a registered RN . Then when not working she is a reservist for the US NAVY and participates on a regular weekend duty when called upon . Her personality , iconic smile , knowledge of racing , actual fan interaction are just some of the reasons , RFD selected Miss Jamieson for this position . Chelsey ‘s plans also call for her to enter the 2015 MS. MOTORSPORTS contest during the “ Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show on Saturday evening January 24th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center .

You can meet MS .RACING FANS DIRECT at the upcoming Port Royal , World Of Outlaw event on Saturday ,October 25th she will be participating in various activities during the course of the day and night of this exciting program . Again this upcoming event is just a small way to bring more excitement to you our loyal fans who support racing on a continual basis . And please don’t forget to follow Racing Fans Direct , for RFD is “ The New Direction in Racing , Just for You .”

 

 

Bruce Jr. Aiming for Weekend Sweep During ASCS National Tour Winter Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Oct. 12, 2014) - Tony Bruce Jr. returns to a familiar track this weekend.

Bruce Jr. will venture to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, this Friday and Saturday with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the 41st annual Winter Nationals.

"We always have confidence going into Devil's Bowl," he said. "I've always ran up front there and have wins there. Any time we go to Devil's Bowl I'm pretty excited because I know we unload with a fast car."

Bruce Jr. captured the victory during the first ASCS National Tour event this season at the half-mile oval, where he has scored at least one top five in each of the past five seasons.

"It's a track that fits my style," he said. "Basically from the first time I went there we've been fast. I'm not for sure exactly what it is, but we've always been fast at Devil's Bowl."

In addition to his win at the track earlier this season, Bruce Jr. has earned finishes of fifth and sixth as well as a pair of top 10s in 305ci action. That gives him added confidence heading into this weekend.

"We want to finish the year strong and win as many races as possible," he said. "We've had so many DNFs this year the points thing hasn't been our focus. If we can go down there and sweep the weekend it'd be a big boost of confidence to finish the year strong."

Bruce Jr. scored a second-place finish during the Winter Nationals last season.

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 30 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

Here is a link of Bruce Jr. at the Front Row Challenge and 360 Knoxville Nationals in August thanks to FinishLine Studios: http://youtu.be/380-i0vVgG8

Click on the link for a video by Thriller Productions that highlights Bruce Jr.'s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21: http://vimeo.com/89899519

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Oil Medics

Located in Fort Worth, Texas, The Oil Medics services diesel trucks and distributes racing oil for sprint car engines and rear ends. For more information, visit http://www.TheOilMedics.com.

"Bill and the entire Jewell family have been more than just a great sponsor, but also great friends," Bruce Jr. said. "They specialize in truck maintenance and fuel economy, which has saved us hundreds of dollars the past couple of years in diesel fuel."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wheeler Metals, Briley Trucking, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape and Pressure Tek for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Wampler Wraps Up Season With Top 10 During Red River Open Wheel Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - WICHITA FALLS, Texas (Oct. 12, 2014) - Cody Wampler endured a long night as he capped his return to sprint car racing on Saturday during the Red River Open Wheel Nationals at Red River Speedway.

"I got home at 5:30 in the morning and I live 45 minutes from there," he said. "It was crazy."

The two-day event was condensed into a one-day show following Friday's rainout, which made for an extremely long night on Saturday.

Wampler kicked off the competition by advancing from fourth to third place during his champ sprints heat race, which relegated him to a B Main since he wasn't in the top eight in heat race points.

"I was all over the guy for second, but I couldn't get by him," he said. "That didn't give me enough passing points to make it in the top eight."

Wampler finished second in the consolation race to transfer into the 25-lap main event, which he started on the outside of the sixth row.

"We were pretty good," he said. "It was kind of a bottom-groove deal. I could run the bottom pretty well and was able to pick off some cars."

Wampler rallied from 12th to a seventh-place finish, which marked his 10th top 10 of the season. It also locked him into a unique feature as the top 10 champ sprints battled the top-10 finishers in the 305ci main event.

The fans redrew for the lineup and Wampler started on the outside of the eighth row for the 25-lap feature.

"I was going forward and we were probably up to 11th about eight laps in," he said. "We had a caution. I got a pretty good run on the restart and was on the outside. Two guys got bottled up on the inside line and some guy jumped to the outside. I jumped over his right rear and I don't know how we didn't turn over or get into the wall. We slammed down and I came to a stop going into turn one."

Wampler restarted at the back, but mechanical issues a lap or two later forced him to pull off the track early.

Wampler ended his season with three top fives and 10 top 10s in 16 races following eight years away from sprint car racing.

"Overall it wasn't bad for our first year back following an eight-year layoff," he said. "I was pretty pleased with how we were able to run in our last couple of races. I really want to thank Charlie and Michael Brown for the chance to race again."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 11 - Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas - Heat race: 3 (4); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 7 (12); Challenge Feature: DNF (16).

SEASON STATS -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.WamplerMotorsports.com

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

APPAREL -

Wampler's t-shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts and hoodies are discounted online at http://www.WamplerMotorsports.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lawton Auto Parts

Lawton Auto Parts is a salvage business located in Lawton, Okla. It is owned by Charlie and Michael Brown, who also own the sprint cars Wampler drives.

"I want to thank Charlie and Michael Brown for the opportunity and I encourage everyone to support their business," Wampler said. "If it wasn't for them I wouldn't be able to race."

Wampler would also like to thank Cotton County Drug, Powers Heating and Air Conditioning, Indian Territory Durable Medical Equipment, Wampler Transmission, Eagle Creek Escape, Shur Shot Guns, Cotton Ag Inc., Farm Bureau (Jeff Baumann Insurance), Thriller Productions, Aspire Home Care & Hospice, Al's Pump, Walters Well Service, Parks Land & Cattle, Walters Hometown Grocery and On Another Level Designs for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

ARDC 75TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE Final 2014 ARDC Event in Saturday's Thunder on the Hill

The 75th Anniversary Season of the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) will come to a close at the Thunder on the Hill Halloween Party at the Grandview Speedway this Saturday night when ARDC is just one of the divisions to be featured in this fun filled annual event.

Steven Drevicki of Reading, PA has already sealed the 2014 Championship for his DeGre Engineering team and car owner, Greg Fitzpatrick. In addition to his two feature wins, Drevicki has been able to complete every race on the 2014 ARDC schedule and has amassed a long string of top five finishes. In spite of his outstanding record, Drevicki would like nothing better than to add a Grandview Speedway win to his list of accomplishments for the 2014 season. Many of the ARDC teams consider Grandview to be their home track and of course, want to perform well in front of family, friends and sponsors!

Even thought Drevicki has clinched the title, there is still plenty of action left to determine who the top ten will be at season's end. Currently, Brenden Bright is second in the points chase - a position that he has held for most of the season. 2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz, sits in third, followed by Alex Bright and Brett Arndt. Alex Bright leads all competitors with five wins. Bright has one win at Grandview this season that still has many talking. Bright came from 21st to win the twenty-five lap feature during the first Thunder on the Hill program back in May.

Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. Nick Wean, Ryan Greth, rookie, Austin Burke and PJ Gargiulo round out the top ten in points going into the final event but Tony DiMattia, Kyle Lick and Brett Wanner are well within striking distance. This is a very important race for many ARDC teams.

With the 2014 winding down, plans are well underway for 2015. Many tracks do not begin to work on their new schedules until after their last race of the season however, ARDC has already scheduled several dates for 2015. The 2015 schedule will include a return of ARDC to the tracks of Dixieland and Countyline in North Carolina as well as Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway and the Bedford Fairgrounds. Stay tuned for more upcoming news in the months to come!

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Darland, Hannagan, and Daughrtey Take Harvest of Sprints

October 10, 2014

The month of October in the state of Ohio marks harvest time for many area farmers and the transition into cooler weather. Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio sits deep in Ohio’s farming country and held its final event of the 2014 season Friday night. In honor of the harvest season, the 1/3rd mile dirt oval held a sprint car fans dream with the 2nd Annual Harvest Sprints. Despite the chilly temperatures, fans flocked to see full fields of nothing but the best sprint cars drivers in the Midwest. The rain received during the course of the week watered down the racing surface creating a wicked fast track with drivers running just under the Waynesfield track record.

The K&L Ready Mix Non Wing sprint cars started the night of racing off on a rough note. With just two laps in the books of heat number one, Jarret Andretti, son of NASCAR driver John Andretti, took a wicked tumble up and over the turn three catch fence. The car came to a stop upside down in the pit area. Andretti climbed out from behind the wheel under his own power. Dave Darland, Cooper Clouse, Mike Miller, Dustin Ingle, and Thomas Meserawll toke home the five heat race victories. With 44 cars signing in to compete, two B-mains followed with three transferring out of each of the two B-mains. With such a strong field of cars on hand, several of the big name drivers had to race their way into the 25 lap A-main. Justin Grant started shotgun in B-main number one and took the victory. Travis Berryhill and Scotty Weir, an always-challenging driver, took the final two transfer spots. In B-main number two, Logan Jarret surged from his third starting spot to take the victory. Steve Irwin and Toby Alfrey also claimed spots in the Harvest of Sprints A-main.

With the field set, cars began to push off for the 25 lap A-main. Waynesfield regular Luke Hall and Indiana native Chris Gurley led the field to the opening green flag. Half the field would cross the line until a nerf bar slid down the front stretch and the 0 of Steve Irwin coming to a stop entering turn one. Justin Grant in the 40 also received some damage on the start and went pit side for repairs to be made to his machine. After the debris was removed, the field was restacked for trial number two. Hall and Gurley led the field in with Hall taking the early lead into turn two. Gurley would settle for second with Westfall and Meserawll, two fierce competitors, directly behind him. Mike Miller began to shuffle his way to the front from his outside row three starting spot when the field came to a halt with three laps in the books. Cooper Clouse and Justin Grant got together entering turn one resulting in both of them taking a tumble up the banking into turn two. Both climbed out uninjured. After cars were pushed back off, Hall led the field to the restart. Mike Miller, who was on a move before the red flag flew, got a great restart as he began to challenge the lead pack. Miller rode the cushion into turn three overtaking Gurley and ready to challenge Hall with twenty laps to go. Meserawll did the same making it Hall and Meserawll holding down second and third. Miller gained some more momentum and made a run on Hall. Miller would take the lead out of turn four and finish the deal sliding up the banking into turn two. Hall began to fade back allowing Meserawll to take over the runner-up spot. What Meserawll did not see coming was a fast Matt Westfall coming from the fourth spot. Westfall took over third from Hall and second from Meserawll in a short four-lap period placing him in the second spot. As the field crossed the line with ten laps to go, Miller held the top spot. Westfall was second, Meserawll third, and Hall shuffled back to forth. A final caution flag flew for the 21 of Travis Hery when he went up and over the banking in turn two. Hery remained on all four wheels during his off-road adventure toward the cornfield. On the restart, Dave Darland, who was highly talked about upon rolling into the pit area, turned on the jets. Darland took Hall into turn one and began to set his sights on the top spot. With just five laps to go, Darland worked his 11D on the topside passing both Meserawll and Westfall in a three-way battle down the backstretch. Coming to the line for the final time, Darland managed to get around Miller and take the win. Mike Miller finished in a very close runner-up spot. Matt Westfall finished in third. Lap times during the A-main were clocking in the high eleven-second bracket, some cracking into the ten-second time frame. In victory lane, Dave Darland was very passionate about the win thanking the fans for coming out on such a cold night. Travis Berryhill in the 401K finished just outside the top five picking up the hard charger award.

Twenty-five K&K Ready Mix 360 sprint cars signed in to compete in the 25 lap A-main. Mitch Brown, the sole Canadian in the field, and Nick Roberts, local Ohio driver, led the field to the opening green flag. The first attempt was not successful as the cars broke away before the starting line on the turn four wall. Trial number two was a success with Brown jumping out to the early lead. One lap ticked off the board when the first red flag flew for the 55F of Taylor Ferns. Ferns’ car flipped over the turn two banking as she made a run for the eighth spot. Ferns climbed out uninjured posting a twenty-fifth place finish. Former World of Outlaw, Randy Hannagan, used the restart to his advantage as he worked the cushion claiming the second spot from Roberts. The 4 of John Agan rode Hannagan’s coattail gaining another spot around the 6S of Greg Wilson. With Hannagan fully in second, he began to turn his attention to leader Mitch Brown. A three-car collision would halt the move for the second time. Devon Dobie, Dustin Daggett, and Tim Allison connected in turn one sending Dobie upside down. Dobie and Allison would retire for the night. Another caution followed two laps later for the 22R of Kevin Roberts and the 4K of Kris Davis. Both drivers spun on the bottom side of turn number one. On the restart, Randy Hannagan moved himself into the top spot as Nick Roberts began to drop back in the field. Roberts dropped all the way back to twelfth where he was scored in the finishing order. Hannagan enjoyed the top spot for just under a lap when the yellow flew for Beau Stewart making contact with the outside wall. Stewart went high on the cushion exiting three and finally came to a stop just past the pit exit. Another yellow flag flew with just eleven laps to go for the 11R of Chase Ridenhour. Tyler Moore and Shawn Dancer were also collected in the incident between turns one and two. Nick Roberts came to a stop on the front stretch as laps ticked down bringing out the final caution. Greg Wilson managed to make his way up into the second spot ready to challenge Hannagan for the lead. The 22H was just too fast for Wilson to catch giving the Harvest of Sprints victory to Randy Hannagan. Greg Wilson finished in second with Mitch Brown finishing in third. Hannagan, just as Darland did, sincerely thanked the fans for coming to the races. Hannagan also commented on how much he enjoys coming to Waynesfield Raceway Park and the great program the track puts together each season. Derek Hager finished sixth picking up the hard charger award for advancing sixteen spots during the A-main.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints were next on the program for their 20 lap A-main. Twenty-one of the weekly Waynesfield competitors were on hand running for an increased payout. Nick Daughrtey and Gunnar Lucius led the field to the green flag to get the A-main underway. The infamous caution flag flew on the start when a parking lot of cars connecting blocking off the racing surface. Jake Hesson, Ty Tilton, Cole Roberson, and Gary Campbell were all involved in the turn one incident. Once the race got back underway, Daughrtey led the opening lap until the field was brought to a crawl for the 44 of Ron Coleman. Coleman’s car went upside down and walked away from the scene. Racing resumed after the cleanup with the starting front row battling for the top spot. Daughrtey and Lucius went at it for the first half of the race until Lucius’ car lost power forcing him to pull off the racing surface. Daughrtey now found himself in the lead with minimal laps left in the A-main. With the five to go signal being displayed to the field, the IVO of Andrew Heitkamp went over on his side in turn four. He ended up ninth in the finishing order. On the final restart, Michael Helterbran made his way to second pushing “Hot Rod” Henning, track champion, back to the third spot. Helterbran had nothing for Daughrtey giving him the win in his family owner and operated 14G. Helterbran scored a second place finish. Rod Henning took home third. The Daughrtey pit cleared at the sight of his victory as friends and family filled victory lane. Bradley Ashford, in his Waynesfield Raceway Park debut, took home the hard charger award coming home in eighth.

With the 2014 racing season coming to a close, the staff and management want to thank all crews, drivers, and fans for supporting Waynesfield Raceway Park this season. The 2015 racing season is already in the works. Everyone is invited to the end of year banquet on Saturday, November 1 at the Wapakoneta Grand Plaza. Tickets are $25 per plate and open to the public. Reservations must be made by October 27 and mailed to 15595 Waynesfield Road, Waynesfield, Ohio 45896. No tickets will be available the day of the event. Social hour begins at 5:30PM with dinner being served at 6:30PM.

Get all the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park offseason news and notes online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

RACE RESULTS

K+L Ready Mix 360 Sprint Cars (25 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 2. B20-Butch Schroeder[2] ; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan[5] ; 4. 10-Mitch Brown[4] ; 5. 4S-Danny Smith[8] ; 6. 2M-Dustin Daggett[7] ; 7. 35-Ron Blair[6] ; 8. 9W-Derek Hagar[3]

Heat 2 - Biggies Coast 2 Coast (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 11-Tim Allison[1] ; 2. 6S-Greg Willson[4] ; 3. 83-Kyle Sauder[2] ; 4. 12J-Tyler Moore[3] ; 5. 23-Devon Dobie[8] ; 6. 28H-Hud Horton[5] ; 7. 5W-Jeff Williams[7] ; 8. 4K-Kris Davis[6]

Heat 3 - Texas Roadhouse (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 55F-Taylor Ferns[1] ; 2. 4-John Agan[4] ; 3. 12-Nick Roberts[2] ; 4. 33M-Beau Stewart[5] ; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer[6] ; 6. 11R-Chase Ridenhour[8] ; 7. 17-Jared Horstman[7] ; 8. 38-Dennis Wagner[9] ; 9. 22R-Kevin Roberts[3]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4]; 2. 6S-Greg Willson[6]; 3. 10-Mitch Brown[1]; 4. 4-John Agan[5]; 5. 83-Kyle Sauder[3]; 6. 9W-Derek Hagar[22]; 7. B20-Butch Schroeder[7]; 8. 28H-Hud Horton[17]; 9. 17-Jared Horstman[21]; 10. 35-Ron Blair[19]; 11. 6M-Max Stambaugh[10]; 12. 12-Nick Roberts[2]; 13. 12J-Tyler Moore[11]; 14. 49-Shawn Dancer[15]; 15. 4S-Danny Smith[13]; 16. 11R-Chase Ridenhour[18]; 17. 33M-Beau Stewart[12]; 18. 2M-Dustin Daggett[16]; 19. 22R-Kevin Roberts[25]; 20. 4K-Kris Davis[23]; 21. 11-Tim Allison[9]; 22. 23-Devon Dobie[14]; 23. 5W-Jeff Williams[20]; 24. 38-Dennis Wagner[24]; 25. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8]

Hard Charger: 9W-Derek Hagar[+16]

K+L Ready Mix Non Wing Sprint Cars (44 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Thirsty's Beaverdam + Kalida (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 11D-Dave Darland[2] ; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[3] ; 3. 2B-Mike Dunlap[4] ; 4. 4P-Scotty Weir[6] ; 5. 29-Logan Jarret[9] ; 6. 14W-Chad Wilson[8] ; 7. 77-Austin Prock[5] ; 8. 96-Riley VanHise[1] ; 9. 18A-Jarret Andretti[7]

Heat 2 - Eagle Chassis (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 14-Cooper Clouse[4] ; 2. 12G-Chris Gurley[8] ; 3. 5S-Mark Silva[2] ; 4. 69R-Brian Gross[9] ; 5. 12-Kent Wolters[1] ; 6. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[3] ; 7. 68-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 8. 53-Steve Little[6]

Heat 3 - Maxim Chassis (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 82-Mike Miller[1] ; 2. 9N-Luke Hall[2] ; 3. 24-Landon Simon[3] ; 4. 40-Justin Grant[6] ; 5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[7] ; 6. 31-Chuck Wilson[4] ; 7. 63-Huston Hewitt[9] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 9. O1-Derrek Hammond[5]

Heat 4 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2I-Dustin Ingle[1] ; 2. 30-CJ Leary[5] ; 3. 21-Travis Hery[4] ; 4. O-Steve Irwin[7] ; 5. 401K-Travis Berryhill[8] ; 6. 87-Paul Dues[2] ; 7. 32M-Derek Hastings[9] ; 8. 25B-Mark Blausey[6] ; 9. 17-Kevin Myers[3]

Heat 5 - Lima Powder Coating (8 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 18X-Thomas Meserawll[3] ; 2. 2M-Max McGhee[2] ; 3. 18TK-Todd Keen[5] ; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[8] ; 5. 14C-Andy Conley[6] ; 6. 23S-Kyle Simon[7] ; 7. 1M-Mike Moore[1] ; 8. 42-Conner Donelson[4]

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40-Justin Grant[2] ; 2. 401K-Travis Berryhill[5] ; 3. 4P-Scotty Weir[1] ; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[3] ; 5. 14W-Chad Wilson[6] ; 6. 23S-Kyle Simon[8] ; 7. 68-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 8. 42-Conner Donelson[13] ; 9. 32M-Derek Hastings[10] ; 10. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[15] ; 11. 31-Chuck Wilson[7] ; 12. 7M-Brandon Moore[12] ; 13. O1-Derrek Hammond[14] ; 14. 96-Riley VanHise[11] ; 15. 12-Kent Wolters[4]

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 29-Logan Jarret[3] ; 2. O-Steve Irwin[2] ; 3. 5A-Toby Alfrey[4] ; 4. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[6] ; 5. 87-Paul Dues[7] ; 6. 77-Austin Prock[8] ; 7. 1M-Mike Moore[10] ; 8. 25B-Mark Blausey[12] ; 9. 63-Huston Hewitt[9] ; 10. 69R-Brian Gross[1] ; 11. 14C-Andy Conley[5] ; 12. 53-Steve Little[11]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 11D-Dave Darland[8]; 2. 82-Mike Miller[6]; 3. 54-Matt Westfall[3]; 4. 18X-Thomas Meserawll[4]; 5. 2B-Mike Dunlap[11]; 6. 401K-Travis Berryhill[18]; 7. 9N-Luke Hall[1]; 8. 12G-Chris Gurley[2]; 9. 30-CJ Leary[9]; 10. 2M-Max McGhee[10]; 11. 2I-Dustin Ingle[5]; 12. 24-Landon Simon[13]; 13. 4P-Scotty Weir[20]; 14. O-Steve Irwin[19]; 15. 29-Logan Jarret[17]; 16. 5S-Mark Silva[12]; 17. 21-Travis Hery[14]; 18. 5A-Toby Alfrey[21]; 19. 18TK-Todd Keen[15]; 20. 14-Cooper Clouse[7]; 21. 40-Justin Grant[16]

Hard Charger: 401K-Travis Berryhill[+12]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (21 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Dales Concrete (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. OO-Michael Helterbran[2] ; 2. 5J-Jake Hesson[3] ; 3. 17-Darin Collin[1] ; 4. 28K-Ron Kimmel[4] ; 5. 39-Cole Roberson[6] ; 6. 65-Chris Bounds[7] ; 7. 28J-Jody Martin[5]

Heat 2 - Valvoline Inst Oil Change (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 44-Ron Coleman[4] ; 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[2] ; 3. 22-Gunnar Lucius[3] ; 4. 55-Rob Winks[5] ; 5. 42-Ty Tilton[7] ; 6. 50-Craig Stower[1] ; 7. 63-Rick Irwin[6]

Heat 3 - Hoosier tires (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 28H-Rod Henning[2] ; 2. 66-Chase Dunham[1] ; 3. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[4] ; 4. 14-Gary Campbell[3] ; 5. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[6] ; 6. 11-Corey Bedwell[5] ; 7. 4X-Bradley Ashford[7]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[1]; 2. OO-Michael Helterbran[9]; 3. 28H-Rod Henning[7]; 4. 81H-Anthony Haas[5]; 5. 28K-Ron Kimmel[10]; 6. 11-Corey Bedwell[18]; 7. 28J-Jody Martin[19]; 8. 4X-Bradley Ashford[21]; 9. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[15]; 10. 66-Chase Dunham[4]; 11. 63-Rick Irwin[20]; 12. 22-Gunnar Lucius[2]; 13. 17-Darin Collin[3]; 14. 44-Ron Coleman[8]; 15. 5J-Jake Hesson[6]; 16. 14-Gary Campbell[12]; 17. 39-Cole Roberson[13]; 18. 42-Ty Tilton[14]; DNS. 55-Rob Winks; DNS. 65-Chris Bounds; DNS. 50-Craig Stower

Hard Charger: 4X-Bradley Ashford[+13]

©2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Starks Invading 21st annual Trophy Cup This Weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Oct. 12, 2014) - Trey Starks is heading to one of his favorite events this weekend.

Starks will tackle the 21st annual Trophy Cup Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

"It's definitely the race that sticks out the most in the year," he said. "It's the most interesting and the most exciting. It's one you look forward to. You know the track is going to be in perfect racing condition."

Frustrating finishes last season during the Trophy Cup has added motivation for Starks as he races against approximately 75 other top-notch drivers during the premier event.

"You have to be on the ball and know what you're doing," he said. "You definitely have to have luck as well."

Starks has advanced into the prestigious main event in the past and he said not only is that a goal this year, he is aiming to beat his career-best Trophy Cup result of seventh place.

"There are definitely a lot of great drivers there and it's a tough event, but I think we can compete for my first top five," he said. "If we put everything together and catch a break or two I think we can go after a win as well."

Starks was in contention for a top five with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Thunderbowl Raceway earlier this season before he was forced into the infield early with a mechanical problem.

SEASON STATS -

61 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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 Southstar Equipment, Blue Dot Fabrications, SpeedMart, King Racing Products, Masco Petroleum, RCC Powder Coating and Emory Transmission for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

 

 

Neal Tire and Auto Service Named Title Sponsor of Midwest Open Wheel Association 2015 Season

By MOWA Media (media@ciltrak.com)

Springfield, Ill. (October 12, 2014) – Officials with the Midwest Open Wheel Association have announced a partnership with Neal Tire and Auto Service that will make Neal Tire the title sponsor of the Midwest-based sprint car series for the 2015 season and beyond. Founded in 1925, Neal Tire has 25 retail locations in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky and is also a leading tire distributor in the Midwest through its sister company Ben Tire Distributors.

In addition to providing direct financial support for the series, Neal has made a significant commitment to enhancing fan experience and engagement at series events.

“Neal Tire is an incredibly great fit for MOWA. When you combine a strong regional racing brand like MOWA with a leading regional automotive service brand like Neal, the possibilities are endless”, said Ken Dobson of CILTRAK which manages the MOWA series. This relationship will help MOWA continue to grow into the future and will provide great benefits to our teams, fans and host tracks. The support of Neal with along with our other major partners, Casey’s General Stores and Hoosier Racing Tires ensures a strong foundation for our points fund and driver rewards.”

Jeremy Standridge, President of the Midwest Open Wheel Association, believes that the relationship will enhance the experience for fans at MOWA events, “I feel like MOWA has always been a leader in getting fans involved. Neal Tire will help us do things that make for an even better show and hopefully draw even more fans. When you leave one of our shows, we hope fans feel like you haven’t just been to a race, but to an event. We think this relationship will help us be even bigger and better in 2015 and beyond.”

The series will be known as The Neal Tire Sprint Car Series, presented by Casey’s General Stores. 2015 will mark the fifth year of the series and the third straight year of adding a major partner. Hoosier Racing Tires began a multi-year relationship with the MOWA in 2013, and the 2014 season saw the addition of Casey’s General Stores.

 

 

Prentice Motorsports Group Acquires Joe Hunt Wingless Series

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA)- After taking control of both the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster and the King of the West Series in 2014, the Prentice Motorsports Group is pleased to announce that they will assume the leadership role for the Wingless Shootout Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos starting in 2015.

“We are very pleased to add the Wingless Shootout Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos to our team,” John Prentice said. “It is a great class, and we look forward to having them on hand at a few Civil War and KWS shows in 2015, and I really thank Roger Gleeson for making this all possible.”

With the ownership of the WSS moving over to PMG, the rules package will stay the same as it was in 2013, and races will still be $1000 to win, and $130 to start.

“I have taken the series as far as I can, and I think the Prentice Motorsports Group can really help it grow,” former series director, Roger Gleeson said. “John and his staff have shown they have a great system in place, and when he approached me about this I knew it was best for the series, the racers, and our fans.”

The series will remain a traveling series with a 10-race schedule, though in 2015 most races will be ran with either the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster or the King of the West Series. Joe Hunt Magnetos has also signed on to remain the title sponsor for the Wingless Shootout Series through the 2016 season.

“We think this is a great addition to our group, and are really excited to have them run with the Civil War Series and the KWS in 2015,” Prentice added. “We think fans will enjoy even more sprint car racing at these shows, and we hope the WSS drivers enjoy sharing the stage with our winged classes, and we are excited about working with Joe Hunt Magnetos.”

For more information on the WSS, we encourage all to visit the current website, www.joehuntmagnetoswingless.com.

ON TAP: The Prentice Motorsports Group has one final night of action left on the schedule and it feature both the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster, and the King of the West Series in what will be a Championship Spectacular at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 1st.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with all the happenings with the Prentice Motorsports Group by clicking over to www.racepmg.com or ‘liking’ www.facebook.com./racepmg.

PRENTICE MOTORSPORTS GROUP- The Prentice Motorsports Group current promotes the Ocean Speedway, Ocean Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo, Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster, and the King of the West Series.

After a successful 2014 season, the group is excited to expand and add the Wingless Shotout Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos.

 

 

TOP FIVE FOR SALDANA AT ROLLING WHEELS

ELBRIDGE, N.Y. (Oct. 11, 2014) – The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars made their only weekend stop tonight at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park.

In preliminary action, veteran shoe Joey Saldana qualified the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M sixth in a field of 30 cars with a best lap of 16.680 seconds around the 5/8-mile oval.

Saldana’s sixth place qualifying effort translated to the third starting position in the third heat. When the green flag flew, pole sitter Cody Darrah took command of the field with Ryan Smith second, Saldana third and Jessica Zemken fourth. There was no change in top four position for the first five circuits. With five laps complete, the caution was displayed for Paige Polyak who had a flat tire. When racing resumed, Smith drove around the outside of Darrah to take the lead. Saldana and Zemken battled side by side for third position, Saldana high and Zemken low. Zemken was able to wrestle the spot away from Saldana. At the finish line it was Smith who captured the heat win and Saldana crossed the stripe in fourth position. The Brownsburg Bullet just missed the cut for the dash by one qualifying position, but he gained the ninth starting berth in the A Main.

Tonight’s 25-lap feature marked Saldana’s 17th Rolling Wheels Raceway start. After the four-wide salute to the fans the 24 starters settled in for the green flag. Pole sitter Justin Barger showed the way after the track went green, with Brad Sweet second and David Gravel third. Saldana was tenth and then gained a position to hold down the ninth spot. On lap nine, Sweet got a run on the low side of the track to power by Barger for the lead. Donny Schatz was also on the move and was second by lap 10. With 15 laps complete, race leader Sweet brought out the caution. Sweet and Schatz were racing side by side and while trying to negotiate slower traffic, Sweet dodged too low and caught the infield tire barrier and spun. The restart order was Schatz, Gravel, and Pittman with Saldana coming back for the green in the eighth position. The green flag brought out some surprise moves. Gravel got the advantage on the restart and took the lead from Schatz. Saldana advanced to sixth. Schatz drove by Gravel to regain the lead. Pittman was third. On the white flag lap, Saldana passed Paul McMahan to finish a very respectable fifth.

Schatz was the victor, Gravel was second and Pittman rounded out the podium.

A week from tonight the Outlaws will be at Fremont Speedway in Ohio for another round of hammer down racing.

 

 

Perris Auto Speedway

LATEST ENTRY LIST FOR 19TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS!

(Perris, CA, October 10, 2014) Latest entry list for the 410 portion of the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 7th and 8th is fast approaching on October 14th. As of Friday, October 10th, the following drivers have already submitted entries. Included in the drivers already entered are three-time winner Dave Darland of Lincoln, Indiana, Concord, California’s Damion Gardner who has won the race two times and 2012 race champion Mike Spencer of Temecula. An entry form for the prestigious race is at the end of this release.

Entries

0 - Alex Malycke - Purceville, VA

2F - Danny Faria Jr. - Tipton, CA

4 - Damion Gardner - Concord, CA

4G - Chris Gansen - San Bernardino, CA

4X - Tracy Hines - Wilkinson, IN

5 - Chad Boespflug - Plainfield, IN

5V - Colby Copeland - Roseville, CA

7 - Garrett Hansen - Manhattan Beach, CA

16 - Mike Martin - Yuma, AZ

20 - Bryan Clauson - Noblesville, IN

32 - Chase Stockon - Elizabethtown, IN

37RW - Jon Stanbrough - Avon, IN

37 - Matt Mitchell - Orange, CA

37F - Nic Faas - Huntington Beach, CA

39E - Kyle Edwards - Fountain Valley, CA

50 - Mike Spencer - Temecula, CA

51 - R.J. Johnson - Laveen, AZ

56 - Ryan Bernal - Hollister, CA

64- Parker Colston - Lake Elsinore, CA

69 - Brady Bacon - Broken Arrow, OK

71P - Dave Darland - Lincoln, IN

72 - Greg Alexander - San Pedro, CA

73 - Kevin Thomas Jr. - Cullman, IN

73X - TBA 86 - Chris Ennis - Bakersfield, CA

91R - Brody Roa - Buena Park, Ca

92 - Jake Swanson - Anaheim, CA

98 - Verne Sweeney - Lomita, CA

98A - Verne Sweeney - Lomita, CA

98X - Jeremy Ellertson - Lawndale, CA

 

 

Cancelled October 11-- Atomic Speedway Cancer Awareness Night

Chillicothe, Ohio--Due to heavy overnight rainstorms, flooded pits and wet grounds will again cancel racing at Atomic Speedway for Saturday, October 11, 2014. The next racing event will be the nationally recognized Open Wheel Championships Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Oct. 23-24-25.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located

12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Upcoming Schedule

3 DAY OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Sprints, Non Wing Sprints Unsanctioned with Modifieds October 23- Sprint Practice, Non Wing Qualifying & Heats, Modified Qualifying & Heats October

24- Sprint Qualifying & Heats, Non Wing B-Mains, Modified B-Mains, DASH FOR CASH in ALL 3 CLASSES $1,000 TO WIN

October 25- Sprint B-Mains & Feature

$15,000 TO WIN, Non Wing Feature $5,000 TO WIN, Modified Feature $5,000 TO WIN, “Charlie McCann Winged Sprint Memorial” Non-Qualifiers $2,065 to win

November 1- Topless Weekend- DAN RENO MEMORIAL WEEKEND $2,222 TO WIN for Modifieds, plus Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Mods, plus Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

 

 

Christopher Bell Among Latest Short Track Nationals Entries!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 10, 2014) – He has been just one position short of the $15,000 winner’s share over each of the past two years. Now he is ready to take another swing at the big money in two weeks at I-30 Speedway’s 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell is among the latest batch of entries for the $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start event set for October 23-25 after the blockbuster week gets under way with the $2,000-to-win Short Track Nationals Open on Wednesday night, October 22.

Now 19 years old, Bell virtually introduced himself to the Sprint Car racing world with an eye-opening runner-up finish to Paul McMahan atop the high-banked, ¼-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval in 2012.

Then last year, Bell backed up his maiden STN performance by racing from tenth to take runner-up honors once again, this time behind Sammy Swindell among a loaded field of 105 entries.

The reigning USAC Midget champion, Bell is at 20 wins and counting in 2014 in a variety of action that includes Midgets, Winged 410 Sprint Cars, Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Non-Wing 410 Sprint Cars. Bell will drive Brandon Berryman’s All Pro Auto Reconditioning No. 31b for the second year in a row in Little Rock.

Bell is one of several notable new entries as the pre-entry deadline of October 14 draws ever closer. Some other notables include…

#10g Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN) – Well on his way to another USCS National championship, the 1994 STN champion has raced into 15 career STN championship feature events.

#17T Channin Tankersley (Highlands, TX) – The newly-crowned ASCS Gulf South champ tries for his second straight STN feature start after a 16th place finish last year. Tankersley is one of eight drivers among the current entries that started last year’s finale along with Bell, Johnny Herrera, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Brandon Hanks, A.G. Rains, Derek Hagar and Seth Bergman.

#10m Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN) – Currently second to teammate Terry Gray in USCS points, the young lady racer is set for her first STN after posting three feature wins thus far in 2014. She joins a rookie crop that also includes Canada’s Mitch Brown, Farmington’s Jason Keith and Little Rock’s Matthew Bauldwin so far.

Another pair of the latest entries have past STN championship feature experience including Missouri’s Jerrod Hull, who has raced into the big show on four occasions, and 2003 top-ten finisher Claud Estes of Godley, TX.

Some other strong STN experience comes in the form of Nixa, Missouri’s Kyle Bellm with other recent entries including Mississippi’s Jerod Roller and Kokomo shoe Parker Price-Miller, who narrowly missed the main in his first STN outing last year.

Entry forms for the Short Track Nationals are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/stn2014.pdf or by calling 501-455-4567. Entries submitted by October 14 are just $150 with entries after that date at $250.

Last October, Sammy Swindell bested a field of 105 competitors for his third STN crown, racing to the checkered flag ahead of up-and-coming Christopher Bell, Anthony Nicholson, Johnny Herrera and Shane Stewart.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 23-25, 2014. $15,000 to win the STN finale on October 25 with $2,500 to start the STN championship feature. Race time is 7:30 p.m. each night. Rain date is October 30, October 31 & November 1. The $2,000 to win and $200 to start Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open kicks off all the action on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m.

The Format: Approximately half the field will take to the track in the Thursday night qualifying event, with the other half in Friday’s qualifying event. The popular format of heats and qualifying races will once again be in place on the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights. The top 14 in cumulative points from heats and qualifiers will be locked into that night’s main event, with two or three “B” Mains, depending upon car count, contested to fill out the qualifying night feature field.

The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.

The balance of the field will redraw on Saturday to set lineups for eight (8) “Saturday Night STN Showdowns”. With passing points in effect, points will be added to qualifying night point totals (heats, qualifying races and features) with the top eight (8) in total points advancing to STN feature starting positions 7-14.

The next 36 in total points will go to three “B” Mains with the remainder of the field to three “C” Mains. Top finishers from “C” Mains will move on to “B” Main action, with the top two from each “B” Main moving on to the STN finale.

Wednesday’s Short Track Nationals Open will have no impact upon Thursday, Friday or Saturday lineups, with the exception that the top finisher among Wednesday’s top four that is unable to qualify for Saturday night’s STN finale will be offered a provisional.

Wednesday’s STN Open will include heat races lined up by pill draw with passing points in effect that will set lineups for the “B” Main(s) (multiple “B” Mains if necessary depending upon car count) and “A” Main.

The Past Winners: Sammy Swindell (2013, 2011 and 1990), Paul McMahan (2012 and 2002), Brad Sweet (2010), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2009 and 2008), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Gary Wright (2004, 2003, 1999 and 1995), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994), John Gerloff (1993), Steve Kinser (1991, ’89 and ‘88). 1992 finale was rained out.

The Tickets: Advance tickets for either three or four nights are on sale through Monday, October 20, no advance sales after that. Single night tickets are not available in advance. Tickets ordered in advance are just $61 for all four nights (Wednesday through Saturday) or $51 for three nights (Thursday through Saturday) with $1 off if paying cash.

Day of show prices are $15 on Wednesday, $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $3 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then $6 on Saturday with a $1 cash discount per ticket.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, call the track at 501-455-4567 or e-mail orders to raceytlc@sbcglobal.net.

Pit passes are $25 on Wednesday, $30 on both Thursday and Friday and $35 on Saturday.

The PPV: Can’t make your way to Little Rock, AR, for this prestigious event? Once again you can still catch every lap of the action on your computer via live Pay-Per-View. Just check out www.shorttracknationals.com for pricing and ordering information. Orders are being taken now.

The Trade Show & Midway: This year’s rendition of the Short Track Nationals will also include the Tenth Annual Short Track Nationals Trade Show & Midway. Fans, drivers & crews will have the opportunity to visit vendor displays, which opens at noon on Wednesday and then at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The deadline for guaranteed vendor space is Monday, October 20. Inquiries regarding vendor space should be directed to dssm93@msn.com.

For more information regarding the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, contact I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567 or check online at http://www.i-30speedway.com/shorttracknationals.html.

 

 

Official Announcement: Dyson Motorsports

The 2013/14 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champion Tim "TK" Kaeding is confirmed to return to Australia aboard the Dyson Motorsports #99 KPC Sprintcar.

The Californian Live Wire will be back to wow the crowds from December 26th at Sydney's Valvoline Raceway, before heading South to defend his Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Title.

'We can't wait to have Tim back in the hot seat this coming race season and are looking forward to catching up and having a relaxing Christmas together before we head back to the track for an action packed race schedule' says Dyson

We are privileged to also announce that Davey Jones will also be back turning spanners on the #99 machine for the majority of Tim's visit.

Dyson Motorsports would like to thank our loyal sponsors, Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions Pty Ltd, Lancaster Motor Group, Hunter 4x4 and Off Road, Entire Concrete and Roberts Meats.

Stay tuned for more upcoming details.... Look forward to seeing you all at the track

 

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Tough Break at Plymouth Speedway Scotty Thiel

Scotty Thiel on Oct 10, 2014 Article Date: 10/10/2014 by SixFour Promotions

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A cold and rainy Saturday night of racing led the Scott Thiel Motorsports team to the Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana with the Sprint on Dirt 360 series. This was the first visit to the speedway for the team and driver Scotty Thiel. That did not leave any setbacks as Scotty stormed to a huge lead in the heat race and would capture the victory. The main was going great until a late race tangle up happened between Scotty and a lap car as he was battling for the lead.

The rains stopped around 5:30PM and the track crew at Plymouth Speedway worked hard to prepare a great track for the SOD sprint series. Scotty started on the outside front row of the heat race event and as soon as the green flag dropped he did not hesitate on bit. After grabbing the lead coming off of turn two, he checked out and never looked back. After the invert was drawn, Scotty would start out in the sixth position for the nights 25 lap A-main event. The crew prepared the car for Scotty as they all knew they were quick enough to get to the front. The cars were pushed off and began to line up for the main event. After coming out of turn four when the green flag dropped, Scotty did not waste any time and made it three wide up the middle going into turn one. He stuck the nose further than the other two cars and launched into the fourth spot coming out of turn two. He continued to charge but wasn’t able to gain more ground after a few laps of action. An early caution set the field up for a restart. Scotty took advantage of that and capitalized another position going into turn one. He was now in the third position and began to charge for second. He managed to get a great run off of turn four and passed for second before another caution would come out as the leader was caught up in a wreck. This advanced Thiel to the second spot but knew he was quicker than the car he just passed, now the current leader. After going back to green flag action, Thiel didn’t hesitate and battled for the lead coming out of turn two. He dove down low and made the move for the lead. He began to set his momentum and pulled away from the field. A caution came out on lap 15 which took away from the huge lead Thiel had built up. They went back to green and Scotty continued to do what he was doing all race long. A quick caution came out again a few laps later and bunched the field back up. After returning to green flag action, Thiel pulled out to the lead again but got into lap traffic really quick which slowed down his lead. With five laps left, the battle for the lead began to occur. Scotty got shuffled up the track due to going around a lap car and gave the lead up but quickly capitalized and got back to the lead the next lap. He lost the lead with only three laps to go going into turn one. He crossed the leader back over and it was a drag race down the backstretch. The leader went high around a lap car and Scotty shot down low, under the lapper. At the last second the lap car that was in the middle of the track turned down when Scotty was entering the corner on the low side and the two tangled up, ultimately ending Thiel’s chances of capturing the victory. He would end up finishing in the 15th position after a green white checkered race finished. “The night was looking to be really good. We had a quick car all race long. Rico (Abreu) got under me after that one restart when we got into lap traffic. It was a good battle. He was quicker in one but I feel that we had him covered in four. Not sure what happed exactly in turn three but I thought I was going to be clear but the lapper turned left once Rico got to him and that cost us the night. It was really disappointing for my guys as they worked hard all night in this cold to give me the best car possible. This isn’t the way I wanted to end the season out but never know what can happen out there…” Scotty mentioned after the disappointing finish.

That race would conclude the 2014 Scott Thiel Motorsports racing season. The team battled 34 races this year with 2 wins, 11 top 5’s and 20 top 10 finishes. Engine issued haunted the team all year long with the IRA series and dampened the results as they had to rely on their 360 engine to do the job.

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Scott Thiel Builders: Scott Thiel Builders located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin is a custom home building and remodeling company. Looking for a luxury get away? Contact Scott Thiel Builders for your next lake house vacation home. Multiple properties are available along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan! Contact STB at 920-458-5763

M-B Companies, Inc: M-B Companies, Inc. is dedicated to being the leader in performance, reliability and customer service, as it has since 1907. M-B has enjoyed steady growth by focusing on key niche markets and in so doing meeting the needs of independent contractors, governmental agencies, and other road and airport maintenance organizations around the world. Currently, M-B operates out of 5 divisional locations which include Airport Snow Removal products, Pavement marking and striping products, power broom attachments and replacement brushes. Check out www.m-bco.com for more information on each division

Ti22 Performance: Ti22 Performance is the leading manufacturer of high-performance titanium race parts. Focused on the Sprint car and Motorsports industry, Ti22 offers drivers a superior line of products that outlast and outperform the competition. Check them out at www.ti22performance.com!

Triple X Race Co: 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.

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Velocity Wings: Velocity Wings and Race Products is a locally owned Sprint Car wing manufacture based out of Elkhart Lake, WI. For all of your sprint car wings and accessories, please contact Velocity Wings at 920-876-2953

Super Shox: Since 1997 Super Shox has been dedicated to building high performance shock absorbers with extreme durability at a reasonable price. Each year more racers make the switch to Super Shox and it shows with wins and championships. Super Shox have high quality products that will give you an advantage. Besides building a quality product customer service is at the top of our list to keep you satisfied and winning races. Please give us a call or e-mail to discuss how we can serve your needs. 847. 548.SHOX

 

 

 

Knoxville Raceway Award Banquet and Dinner Reservation Deadline Approaching!

(Bill W) The 2014 Knoxville Raceway Award Banquet and Dinner will be held at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino on Saturday, November 15, 2014. The reservation deadline of Wednesday, October 15 is quickly approaching. Join us for Awards, Food, Fun and Entertainment!

The registration form is located under the "Entry Forms" section at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com. The "Entry Forms" section can be found under "Driver Info" on the homepage. Payment information is included on the form. You can also use this direct link: http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com/helper_pages/FileGet.aspx?id=321

You may also order tickets by calling 641 842-5431.

Entrees this year include a choice of Beef Tenderloin, Chicken Marsala and Pork Loin.

In addition, there will be a Driver/Owner meeting held at noon the same day at Prairie Meadows.

 

 

McQueen Racing Changes Gears for 2015 – to Compete in Sprint Car Action

By Robert Haugh

Changing gears for the 2015 season, McQueen Racing is please to announce a partnership with VanMeter Racing for the 2015 season.

As part of the team, McQueen will be piloting the VanMeter owned #87 USAC-West Coast 360 Series Sprint Car. Current plans are for McQueen to compete in all West Coast 360 Series points races, while McQueen will pilot her Midget with BCRA and USAC as the schedule permits.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to run for Bobby and Toni VanMeter. I have been interested in running a Sprint Car and this partnership has allowed me that opportunity and the opportunity to still run the Midget as permitted,” stated McQueen, who has know the VanMeter family for many years.

Further details are being put together regarding the new look of the car for 2015. The team field Maxim chassis, with engines built by Bobby VanMeter with assistance, as needed, from Shannon’s father Duane McQueen, who has built and maintained the McQueen Racing Midget engines for the past 10 years.

Current 2015 sponsors include: Simpson Race Products, Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Butler Built Seats, DMI, Schoenfeld Headers, Jet Hot High Performance Coatings, American Fabrication, Finishline Signs and Design, Rod End Supply, MPD, and West Evans Motorsports.

The team is currently looking for additional marketing sponsors for 2015. Contact Shannon McQueen at racechic37@yahoo.com or via her website at www.shannonmcqueen.com for information on becoming a marketing partner for the 2015 season.

McQueen became the first woman to win a BCRA Midget championship in 2011 when she claimed the BCRA Dirt Midget crown, then claimed the 2012 USAC-Western States Midget championship, amassing four Heat race wins, nine Top 5 runs, three fast time awards and 13 Top 10s in 2012. McQueen also holds track records at Silver Dollar Speedway and Orange Show Speedway. McQueen also became the first female driver to win feature events with BCRA and USAC Western States. McQueen was also the 2012 recipient of the Kara Hendrix Spirit Award.

McQueen is also the first female owner to boast a win with a female driver when Oklahoma’s Michelle Decker won a USAC Western States Midget Feature in April 2012 at McQueen’s home track of Bakersfield Speedway at the helm of one of McQueen’s potent Spike/Esslinger entries.

McQueen Racing would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors: Lucas Oil Products, Simpson Race Products, Eibach Springs, DMI, Rod End Supply, K&N Filters, Advanced Racing Suspensions, MPD, Ruth Engineering, Jet-Hot Performance Coatings, Butler Built Seating Systems, Schoenfeld Headers, American Fabrication, West Evans Motorsports and Esslinger Racing Engines by Duane McQueen.

Visit www.shannonmcqueen.com for more information on McQueen Racing.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Heads to Rolling Wheels as Part of Super Dirt Week XLIII Festivities

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — October 10, 2014 — Kraig Kinser has had the great fortune to be a part of some of the biggest events in short track racing during his career with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. One of these is Super Dirt Week, which is based at the New York State Fairgrounds, but features satellite events at other local tracks throughout the week. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series annual visit to Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, New York, serves as one such race.

The Budweiser Salute to the King Outlaw Showdown, which will honor 20-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion, Steve Kinser, is set for Saturday, October 11 at Rolling Wheels Raceway. A full night of racing beginning with hot laps and time trials will be followed by heat races, a dash, Last Chance Showdown and a 25-lap, $10,000-to-win A-Feature.

“The atmosphere at Rolling Wheels is always amazing,” said K. Kinser. “A lot of the fans come over from Syracuse and it’s great to have sprint cars be a part of Super Dirt Week. We only race in New York a couple times each year, so the fans always seem to be pretty enthusiastic to see us. A track like Rolling Wheels really shows the true speed of these cars and that’s definitely something the fans enjoy.”

The younger Kinser, who pilots the Messila Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim, made two starts at Rolling Wheels in 2013. During the Super Dirt Week event, he finished fifth. He opened the night as the fourth-fastest driver in time trials. Kinser ran third in the first heat and earned a spot in the dash by way of his time trials time. He would finish third in the dash, which put him on the inside of the second row to start the 25-lap main event. The series also visited the sprawling five-eighths-mile last year in July, and Kinser came home 20th in that event.

“Track position is always important at Rolling Wheels,” Kinser noted. “More times than not the track gets pretty slick. Starting near the front is a key and you have to get in the dash to do that. There for a while we were getting in the dash just about every night when we were out west and recently we haven’t been getting into the dash, so we need to change that to give ourselves a chance.”

Kinser has raced in 10 A-Feature events with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Rolling Wheels Raceway in his career, with a fourth-place finish in 2010, the best of the lot. The native of Bloomington, Indiana, made his Rolling Wheels debut in 2004, finishing 10th. He has five career top-10 finishes at the track, with three of those being top-fives.

Last weekend, Kinser competed in the National Open at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania. Following a rainout on the opening night of the originally scheduled two-night event, Kinser finished 23rd in the 40-lap A-Feature. He timed in 21st-fastest of the 55 entries, just missing the heat race inversion by a single spot. Kinser finished sixth in the first heat race, which put him in the B-main. He ran second in the “B” to earn a spot in the A-Feature.

Entering competition this weekend, Kinser is 10th in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series standings. He has one victory on the season, along with 29 top-10 finishes, of which seven are top-five performances.

Kraig Kinser Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, Mesilla Valley Transportation, King Racing Products, Maxim, Aerodine Composites, Sander Engineering, Integra Shocks, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bell, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Schoenfeld Headers, Donovan Engineering, Fel-Pro, Brodix, Wilwood, Dyer’s, Barnes Systems, Ringer Gloves, Jakes Custom Golf Carts, and Ben Cook Racing Limited for their continued support.

Kraig Kinser By the Numbers: Rolling Wheels Raceway 0.625- Miles around Rolling Wheels Raceway 1- Win this season 2- Races on five-eighths-mile tracks this season for the World of Outlaws 3- Tracks in the state of New York that the series races at this year 5- Career top-10 finishes at Rolling Wheels 9- Number of seasons competing in races at Rolling Wheels, including this year 10- Career main event starts at the five-eighths-mile 10.8- Average finish in 10 career main events starts at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park 15.592- Track record at Rolling Wheels 29- Different seasons in which the series has raced at Rolling Wheels 283- Miles from Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, where the World of Outlaws raced on Oct. 4 to Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, New York 1980- Year of inaugural World of Outlaws event at Rolling Wheels 2004- Year of first start at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park 9972- Points earned this season through October 4

Keep up with all the action For the latest news on Kraig Kinser, visit http://www.kraigkinser.com, and follow Kraig on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kraigkinser11k and receive live updates from the track each and every race night.

Tune in Listen live to each and every World of Outlaws event on DIRTVision.com with “The Voice of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series” Johnny Gibson on the call. Visit www.DIRTVision.com for live audio of each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event.

 

 

Inaugural Ron Milton Race of Champions This Saturday

MOWA Sprint Car Series Championship POWRi National Midget Championship POWRi Outlaw Micro Championship DIRTcar Modified Track Championship DIRTcar Street Stock Track Championship

PLUS: Nostalgia Night With Numerous Vintage Cars and Memorabilia

Jacksonville Speedway will host the inaugural Ron Milton Race of Champions this Saturday Night October 11th. The race, which pays tribute to the late Ron Milton, features both the MOWA Sprint Car Series and POWRi Midget and MIcro Series season championships. Milton who enjoyed a storied career as a racer also served as co-promoter of the Speedway during some of its most successful years. Also racing will be DIRTcar Modifieds and Street Stocks racing for Jacksonville Speedway Season Championship Honors.

As a part of the day-long event, numerous vintage race cars and memorabilia will be on display as a part of Nostalgia Night. The day kicks off with a special 100 lap hornet enduro race at noon. Admission to the hornet enduro is free.

Gates open for the night's racing action at 4:00 with hot laps at 5:15. Racing starts at 6:00. Admission for this special championship event featuring the Midwest's two premier race series is $25 for adults, ages 7-18 $7 and kids 10 and under Free.

Special Throw-back Event T-Shirts

Deb Casson has these special Ron Milton Race of Champions T-Shirts available for purchase prior to the event by visiting Barney's Pub and Pizza in Jacksonville. They will also be available for purchase at the track this Saturday. Prices are $20 for short-sleeve, $22 for long-sleeve. Add an extra $1 for 2XL or 3XL.

Nostalgia Night Displays

Track historian Wayne Stearns has put together what promises to be a very interesting collection of vintage cars and memorabilia for Saturday afternoon and evening. Catch up with some of your favorite old-time drivers and take a walk down memory lane with some fascinating artifacts and pictures.

Special Guest

To commemorate the start of the Inaugural Ron Milton Race of Champions, Ronnie's long-time partner as co-promoter of Jacksonville Speedway, Butch Wood, will throw the green flag to start the sprint car feature. Come out and visit with Butch and thank him for his years of dedication to the Speedway.

 

 

Vortex Racing Product’s Altitude Award

Paul & Lynton Jeffrey of Vortex Racing Products has again offered to supply the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series with an Outlaw Top wing for their End of Season Pointfund. The “Vo rtex Altitude Award” is presented to the driver with the most roll over’s for the All Star season. “How cool is it to have a company lik e Vortex back on board”, a thrilled Mandy Searle tells us. “ Top D riv ers throughout Australia and the USA know that Vortex make a fantastic product. Since the company started back in 1995 the growth and popularity they have achieved is amazing. I’m so pleased that they have decided to support us again this season.” It i s a n unfortunate way to win an award – bu t on the positive side the series can give somethi ng back to a competitor that really deserves it. Last season Jimmy Gardiner won this award and will commence the season with a very much needed and appreciated Vortex Outlaw Top wing. The name Vortex still leads the way in wing concept, design and manufacturing. Check out their web site www.vortexracingproducts.com.au for ful l information on their products or email Paul Jeffrey at pauljeffrey1@bigpond.com V23 Jimmy Gardiner winner of the Vortex Altitude Award last season

 

The Best of Both Worlds: Taylor Ferns to Race 360 & 410 Sprint Cars this Weekend

 Ferns Racing PR

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — October 9, 2014 —Taylor Ferns has expanded her horizons quite a bit this season, venturing full-on into the world of 410-winged sprint car racing. She will add another item to her resume this weekend as she makes her first-career 360-winged sprint car start, along with also competing in her familiar 410-winged machine. Ferns will begin the weekend in her 360-winged sprint car at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Ohio, before hopping in her 410-car for a visit on Saturday night to the famed Eldora Speedway, also in Ohio. Both races will mark her debut with Eco-Mend adorning the top wing as the primary sponsor on her No. 55F.

On Friday, October 10, Ferns will compete in the Second Annual Harvest of Sprints, a non-sanctioned 360-sprint car race, at Waynesfield Raceway Park. She will then race in the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions portion of the Sprintacular at Eldora on Saturday, October 11.

Ferns has made one appearance at Waynesfield Raceway Park this season, with that coming during Ohio Sprint Speedweek. She timed in 27th-quickest of the 45 entries in that event, while battling fueling issues. Ferns would finish 10th in her heat race, which put her in the B-main. The native of Shelby Township, Michigan, who now calls the Indianapolis area home, would finish her night in the eighth position in the B-main.

“It’s kind of ironic that we are running our first 360 race at Waynesfield, because that is where we shook down our 410 cars before the season,” said Ferns. “Obviously a 360-sprint car does not have as much power as a 410, so it will take a little getting used to, because you are going a little bit slower. The main goal for Friday is to make sure the car is put together well and try to have a solid finish. It will also be our first race with the Eco-Mend colors on the car, so we want to have a great weekend for them.”

The 18-year-old made her first-career 410-winged sprint car start at Eldora last month during the Four-Crown Nationals. The event also marked her debut with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. Ferns began the night by clocking in 29th-fastest at the high-banked half-mile oval. She finished eighth in a star-studded heat race that included five-time series champion and current series point leader Donny Schatz, as well as 20-time series kingpin Steve Kinser, along with Shane Stewart, Brad Sweet and Rico Abreu. Ferns finished 10th in the B-main to wrap up the evening.

“Going back to Eldora, I know what I have to work on there as a driver,” she noted. “Racing against the Outlaws at a place like that teaches you a lot and I feel like I should be better this time around. We’ve raced with the All Stars a number of times this year, so we know how tough the competition is with them and we’ll have to be on our game.”

Ferns was scheduled to compete at Atomic Speedway in Ohio, last weekend, but that event was rained out. In her most recent start at Fremont Speedway in Ohio, on September 27, she charged from the 16th starting spot to finish eighth.

“Being at the race shop every day, helps me stay focused and I don’t really have any outside distractions,” said Ferns, when asked about how she deals with rainouts. “Watching my GoPro in-car videos and keeping up with what is going helps me keep my head in the game as well. After no races last weekend, it will be a plus to have two this weekend.”

Ferns has one win this season, with that coming in an Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association race at Southern Ohio Speedway in June. She has eight top-10 finishes in a limited number of starts.

Following this weekend, Ferns will compete in a pair of multi-night events to wrap up her 2014 season, first at Atomic Speedway in the inaugural Open Wheel Championships for the Renegade Sprint Series, and then with World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in the World Finals in Charlotte.

Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing would like to thank their valued partners: Eco-Mend, Jimmy’s Towing Recovery & Transport, Indy Race Parts, Motor City Auto Transport Inc., National Auto Placement, Project Podium, Women’s Sports Foundation, Lyn St. James Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation, FK Rod Ends, Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Lansing Sanitary Supply (LSS), Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt, Allstar Performance, Stanton Racing Engines, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Race4Girls and Racing2Cure.

 

 

LET’S GO FOR ROUND 2 Sprintcar Association of NSW

Official Release Friday, October 10, 2014 The second meeting for the Sprintcar Association of NSW is scheduled for this Saturday night and if the racing from las t week was anything to go by, it will be a great show. A field of 50 cars have nominated for the event, led by first week victor, Jamie Veal. Track Championship contenders, Max Dumesny, Trevor Green, the Bellbowen brothers, Grant Tunks and a host of others will be eager to score important points in the season long title race. The SANSW also welcomes all interst ate competitors who are travelling far and wide to race at Valvoline Raceway. Time trials will once again seed the field for the heat racing followed by a C - Main, B - Main and the all - important 30 lap A - Main. For nominations, please see the ‘nominations’ p age on the SANSW website, www.sprintcarsnsw.com . Regular Facebook updates are also provided throughout the night. Where: Valvoline Raceway When: Saturday, October 11 What: Round 2 Sprintcar Track Championship N ominations: 50 Track Championship points after 1 round (Top 1 0): Jamie Veal – 254 Roddy Bellbowen – 246 Toby Bellbowen – 244 Danny Reidy – 242 Jack Lee – 240 Max Johnston – 238 Ben Atkinson – 236 Matt Dumesny – 234 Robbie Farr – 232 Max Dumesny - 230

 

TOBY IS HUNGRY FOR VICTORY

Toby Bellbowen Motorsport Official Release Friday, October 10, 2014 After scoring a great, hard fought third place in last week’s main event at Valvoline Raceway, Toby Bellbowen would love nothing more than to go two positions further on the podium this Saturday night. As he and the team prepare for the second round of the Sprintcar Track Championship, Toby has taken last week as a big positive in his preparations – both physically and mentally. “This week’s preparation as gone really well,” Toby enthused. “In the past few weeks, I hadn’t been well, but now I have been able to get back to the gym, physically I feel great. Mentally, we are upbeat about our opportunities for this weekend and probably hungrier than ever.” Toby is keen to also put into practice what he learn t last weekend. “ We learnt a lot last Saturday night. We had engine troubles early on and fixed them just in time for qualifying. We ended up making adjustments to help improve our speed all night and looking a t our lap times, we were a top three car all night long. “ I'd say the biggest thing we learnt was that we had good pace, but we need to be more consistent o ver a longer distance. My team and I personally have been working extra hard over the last few days to make sure we are a couple of spots further up the field com e chequered flag time. ” Don’t forget about the regular Facebook updates, the merchandise for sale and make sure you head to the pits at the completion of the meeting for a photo and autograph. The October and November schedule is as follows: Saturday, O ctober 11 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship – Round 2 Saturday, October 25 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship – Round 3 Saturday, November 8 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship – Round 4 Saturday, November 22 – Valvoline Raceway Track Champions hip – Round 5 Toby would like to thank the following sponsors for their support during the 2014/2015 racing season: Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution

 

JACKSON PUTS HIS PROBLEMS BEHIND HIM

 Jackson Delamont Friday, October 9, 2014 As the second event of the new season nears, Jackson Delamont is hoping for a better showing this time around. The talented racer was caught up in an opening lap crash that saw four cars retire from the race and on top of that, battled engine dramas most of the night. Ultimately the problem was put down do a fuel pick - up issue and Jackson is confident the issue is sorted. He is also looking forward to hitting the track this weekend. “We are pretty confident of a go od showing tomorrow night,” Jackson said today. “We have made a couple of changes during the week and we are pretty sure we have the problem sorted that plagued us last week.” Jackson also had the problem of his Dad, who is also his crew chief , injuring his leg in the lead up to the season opener. “Dad’s leg seems to be a bit better now, he is not on crutches, so he is moving around a lot better, which is good.” Jackson will be seen in action tomorrow night at Valvoline Raceway for the second round of t he Sprintcar Track Championship. He currently sits in 20 th position in the season long series. Jackson would like to thank his sponsors for their support this season: Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines

 

Hanks Headed Toward Winter Nationals and Short Track Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (Oct. 9, 2014) - There are only a handful of races remaining this season for Brandon Hanks.

After taking this weekend off, Hanks will return to action with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals.

"That will be a pretty big event," he said. "Devil's Bowl is a tough track to get a handle on. We don't have a lot of laps there so hopefully we can get good draws and capitalize with a solid performance during our heat races both nights."

Hanks will then wrap up the month of October with the 27th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires Oct. 22-25 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

"That event is closer to home and we always look forward to it," he said. "We had a strong run last season so we feel more confident going into the Short Track Nationals this year."

Hanks maneuvered from 12th to sixth during a B Main on the final night of the $15,000-to-win event before he advanced from 17th to 10 th in the main event.

He also earned a top 10 in his most recent race at the bullring this season.

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 15 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Performance Powder Coating

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

"My family owns Performance Powder Coating," Hanks said. "Without this business and my family I wouldn't be able to race sprint cars and I wouldn't know all of the great friends that I have met through racing."

Hanks would also like to thank D&B Farms, Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics, J&J Auto Racing, Wesmar Racing Engines, Walls Paint and Body Shop, R.E. Enterprises, Hinchman Racewear and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

 

 

 

21st annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup

In one week the 21st annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup will kick off at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. Here’s a look at the past winners of the prestigious event, which has been held at four different tracks over the years, including San Jose Speedway from 1994-‘99, Ocean Speedway in 2000, Kings Speedway from ’01-’04 & Thunderbowl Raceway from ’05 to present.

Brent Kaeding leads all drivers with four Trophy Cup victories to his credit, but son Tim Kaeding will be looking to match that next week aboard the Rod Tiner Racing 83 Sprinter. TK picked up the 2006 Trophy Cup while driving for Tiner and also had the veteran crew chief wrenching on the Terry Cowen 7t during his initial win in 2002.

Past Trophy Cup champions

2013 – Kyle Larson 2012 - Jason Meyers 2011 - Jac Haudenschild 2010 - Jonathan Allard 2009 - Tim Kaeding 2008 - Brad Sweet 2007 - Jason Meyers 2006 - Tim Kaeding 2005 - Brent Kaeding 2004 - Jac Haudenschild 2003 - Steve Kent 2002 - Tim Kaeding 2001 - Craig Stidham 2000 - Tommy Tarlton 1999 - Brent Kaeding 1998 - Brent Kaeding 1997 - Mark Kinser 1996 - Brent Kaeding 1995 - Kevin Pylant 1994 - Ronnie Day

Don’t forget all seating is reserved for the Trophy Cup. If you haven’t purchased your seats yet, be sure and do so by contacting the Thunderbowl Raceway box office at 559-688-0909. A seating chart is available at www.thunderbowlraceway.com

With its unique format the Trophy Cup regularly produces some of the best racing seen all season. Each time a driver hits the raceway for competitive racing there are points awarded, with it all being a lead-up to the 50-lap feature on Saturday night that is completely inverted based on points accumulated up to that part of the event.

Adding to the lure this season is that fact that it will feature Winged 360 Sprint Cars all three-nights to make it an all out battle for the Cup. All cars that start the Saturday A-main are guaranteed $2,000 in total winnings, with the overall champion guaranteed $20,000 in winnings. There are currently over 100 entries for the prestigious event.

Returning to the Trophy Cup once again will be the “Taco Bravo Fiesta Night” on Friday and then the Saturday afternoon spaghetti feed. The fiesta night will run from 11pm to 1:30am after the races on Friday and the spaghetti feed will run from noon to 2:30pm on Saturday.

On Thursday night from 11pm to 1:30am after the races there will also be a post-race party featuring hot dogs & chili dogs. Fans and teams are encouraged to attend all the special events. Live music will be performed at all of the eating events by the Midnight Wine Band. As always the Trophy Cup benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation like it has since the very beginning.

This Saturday night the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway will also host the 29th annual Cotton Classic featuring the King of the West Winged 410 Sprint Cars & the Wingless USAC West Coast 360 Sprinters.

The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds.

 

 

Eco-Mend Joins Taylor Ferns Racing as Primary Sponsor

By Ferns Racing PR

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — October 9, 2014 —When Taylor Ferns hits the track this weekend, for a pair of races in Ohio, she will have a new look to her car as Eco-Mend has come on-board as the primary sponsor of her No. 55F winged sprint car. The sponsorship of Ferns will be Eco-Mend’s first involvement in the world of motorsports. Eco-Mend is a Michigan-based, small business that specializes in environmentally conscious remediation.

“I’ve known Taylor's dad for a number of years and he has helped me out with some business ideas during that time,” said Bob Doll, President of Eco-Mend. “I really want to get Eco-Mend added exposure, and thought what better way than to get involved with Taylor Ferns Racing. I can’t wait to see the cars and the hauler all lettered up with the Eco-Mend logo and colors. I’m looking forward to seeing the car hit the race track. I’ve been following Taylor’s racing career for a few years, and I’m ecstatic to be a part of her racing and for Eco-Mend to receive the exposure that comes from being a partner with a racing team.”

“It’s really special to have a company like Eco-Mend come on board for the remainder of the season and hopefully for more seasons to come,” said Ferns. “They have an awesome product and I’m just humbled to be representing their company. Hopefully we can get them in victory lane soon.”

Ferns, who returned to 410-winged sprint car racing this season, after spending the last three-plus seasons driving a variety of race cars, was victorious earlier this year with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association at Southern Ohio Speedway. The winningest female driver in USAC history made her World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series debut at the famed Eldora Speedway last month and also raced with the series at Bloomington Speedway in Indiana. In addition, Ferns has raced with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions and the newly-formed Renegade Sprint Series.

The 2011 USAC D1 Midget Series champion will be in action this weekend at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Ohio, in the Second Annual Harvest of Sprints 360-winged sprint car race, followed by a visit to the famed Eldora Speedway for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions season finale.

The 18-year-old will then wrap up her 2014 campaign by competing in the inaugural Open Wheel Championships for the Renegade Sprint Series, October 23-25 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. She will also take part in the World Finals for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at the Dirt Track at Charlotte next month.

Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing would like to thank their valued partners: Eco-Mend, Jimmy’s Towing Recovery & Transport, Indy Race Parts, Motor City Auto Transport Inc., National Auto Placement, Project Podium, Women’s Sports Foundation, Lyn St. James Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation, FK Rod Ends, Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Lansing Sanitary Supply (LSS), Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt, Allstar Performance, Stanton Racing Engines, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Race4Girls and Racing2Cure.

 

 

ROBBIE RACES BACK TO SYDNEY

 official release: ECP Racing October 9, 2014

Robbie Farr and the ECP Racing Team head back to Sydney Speedway this Saturday night with the pilot keen to atone for the disappointment in last week’s season opener.

Farr qualified on the front row for the 30 lap Brian Healey Cup A-Main after convincingly winning his heat and dash, but things went askew for the Hi-Tec Oils #7 Maxim only one corner into the race.

“I made a rookie mistake,” Robbie concedes, “I ran across the middle of the track coming out of turn one into turn two and spun. I should never been in that track position to begin with but I made a mistake. Unfortunately when I spun there were serious consequences for a number of my rivals.”

With the #7 spun across the track there was minimal escape options for the cars behind him and as a result several drivers rolled over, crashed out or received damage.

“I’m genuinely sorry for all those guys who got caught up. I understand how disappointing that must have been,” Farr laments, “I’ll be working towards a positive result this Saturday night to atone for that.”

Remarkably Farr was able to restart at the rear of the field without too much damage at the restart where he raced back to an eventual 9th place when the chequers fell.

“We had a really fast racecar all night. I can’t wait to get back in there this Saturday because I’m feeling really good about our package. The Garrett motor is super strong and Nick and Sean have really got a handle on the set-up. I love racing in Sydney, the track is such a pleasure to race on.”

Following this Saturday night’s Sydney visit the ECP Racing team head to the following locations in the next four weeks ahead:

Oct 18 – Supercheap Autos Archerfield Speedway QLD Oct 25 – Valvoline Raceway Sydney NSW Nov 1 – Sprintcar Masters – Speedway City, Adelaide SA Nov 8 – Avalon Raceway $10,000 Jackpot, Avalon VIC

Keep up to date with all the last minute information on East Coast Pipeline Racing at www.ecpracing.com as well as the team’s official Facebook page at East Coast Pipeline Racing plus Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

October 11 Atomic Speedway

Cancer Awareness Night

SUPPORT THE CAUSE

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO - This Saturday night, October 11 Atomic Speedway celebrates "Cancer Awareness Night". Speedway management urges all fans to come out and support the cause by wearing pink. On the race card are 410 Sprint Cars, AMRA Late models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods and Enduros. It will be the season championships for Street Stocks and Sport mods.

Gates open at 3 p.m. as race event times are moved up one hour to promote early exit times in the wake of possible cooler temperatures. Pit gates open at 1 p.m. and hot laps are at 5 p.m. with racing at 6:30. General Admission is $12 with 12-and-under free. Pit Admission is $30 for adults and $15 for 12-and-under in the pits.

October is "The Month of Money" for Atomic Speedway. Plans are being finalized for one of the biggest events in open wheel racing nationwide–The Open Wheel Championships (OWC) on October 23-24-25. That event will pay $15,000 to the winner of the 410 sprint main, plus $5,000 to the non-wing sprint winner, and $5,000 to the AMRA Modified winner. Additionally, non-qualifiers will race for $2,065 to win in the Charlie McCann Memorial for winged sprints.

Just a couple weeks away, this event has touted an ever-growing roster of drivers from across the nation. Early reports this week have the list at 54 drivers.

The Open Wheel Championship flaunts a $115,000 guaranteed purse! There is no entry fee and primitive camping is available at the track or full hook-ups at Trackside Camping. Once again we reiterate that the winged 410 Outlaw sprints pay $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start; the non-wing sprints pay $5,000 to win and the AMRA Modifieds pay $5,000 to win. Both pay $500 to start. Pits open at 12 noon and general admission gates at 4 p.m.

VIP seating is available for the OWC for just $25 per night. Fans can upgrade general admission tickets to the VIP Tower for only $25. Enjoy the climate controlled atmosphere at a great price.

Ervco Sanitation has put up $1000 for the fast-car dash in each class, while Bobst Auto Parts has put up $500 fast time for Modifieds, and Callies Performance Products has posted $500 for the Renegade Sprints Fast Time.

Fine and Dandy Cotton Candy has posted $500 fast time for Non Wing Sprints. Bobst Auto Parts will continue to sponsor cautions and will provide the Wreckers for the weekend. Bobst will have wreckers on duty all weekend, while Accords Pizza and Subs will be supporting the entire three-day weekend.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located

12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Upcoming Schedule

October 11- Cancer Awareness Night: Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods, Enduro October 18-No Racing

3 DAY OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Sprints, Non Wing Sprints Unsanctioned with Modifieds October 23- Sprint Practice, Non Wing Qualifying & Heats, Modified Qualifying & Heats October

24- Sprint Qualifying & Heats, Non Wing B-Mains, Modified B-Mains, DASH FOR CASH in ALL 3 CLASSES $1,000 TO WIN October 25- Sprint B-Mains & Feature

$15,000 TO WIN, Non Wing Feature $5,000 TO WIN, Modified Feature $5,000 TO WIN, “Charlie McCann Winged Sprint Memorial” Non-Qualifiers $2,065 to win November 1- Topless Weekend- DAN RENO MEMORIAL WEEKEND $2,222 TO WIN for Modifieds, plus Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Mods, plus Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

 

 

Strong Debut for Clarke and JBR

 The debut outing for Adam Clarke and the Jack Berry Racing team last Saturday night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway was a promising one. Despite the Speedcar feature race being cut short due to an accident late in the 20-lap journey, Clarke, who is the current and three-time Australian Speedcar Champion, was locked in a battle for the lead with Nathan Smee, but due to the premature end to the feature race, he was classified as a second-place finisher. Clarke, aboard the Aus # 1 Polar Ice supported Hawk powered Spike, had topped the point standings heading into the feature race after he managed to dominate both of his heat races (he had started both of his heat races from the back of the field), and then started from towards the back of the feature race field: position 12. He may have started at the back of the field, but he was able to quickly cut his way through the field and grab the lead by lap eight. He was joined at the pointy end of the field by Smee in the closing stages, where they battled for the lead up until the red lights were brought out and consequently the race declared. It might not have ended with a feature-race win, but the JBR team were happy with their debut performance with Clarke as their driver, and they are both looking forward to more success as the 2014-15 season progresses. The team was battling overheating issues throughout their first night, but they are confident of overcoming these teething issues sooner rather than later. The next appearance for Clarke and the JBR team will be at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway on the Saturday night of October 18 for the second round of the Polar Ice Series. The JBR team is proudly supported in the 2014-15 season by Polar Ice, Berry’s Refrigeration, Jack Berry Signs, American Tire & Racing Services, and Atlantic Oil.

 

The GoPro No. 2 Finishes Sixth in Williams Grove National Open October 6, 2014 The GoPro No. 2 Finishes Sixth in Williams Grove National Open

Mooresville, N.C. (October 6, 2014) -- Larson Marks Racing and driver Shane Stewart finished sixth in Saturday's prestigious National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania. The top-10 finish was the team's 29th of its debut season.

"I'm really proud of what this GoPro team has accomplished this season," Stewart said. "Competing with the World of Outlaws at a Central Pennsylvania track has to be the toughest competition, aside from Knoxville, all year long. To come in here and get another top-10 shows we're heading in the right direction. Steve (Suchy, crew chief), Bob (Turner, mechanic) and Andrew (Seamans, mechanic) have worked so hard to get us consistent and competitive and what they're doing is working."

Friday's preliminary race was canceled due to rain, leaving just one night of competition for the $50,000 prize. Stewart qualified 11th which placed him on the front row for the first heat. Winning the heat was pivotal as that transferred Stewart and the GoPro No. 2 into the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series dash. Stewart started sixth and gained one spot to finish fifth.

After starting fifth in the 40-lap A-Main, Stewart fell back as far as eighth before rebounding and climbing into the top-five. In the closing two laps of the race, he relinquished one position to finish sixth. The top-10 finish was his fifth in seven starts at Williams Grove Speedway this season.

As the season winds down, the Larson Marks Racing team is looking closely at various racing schedules to possibly add more races to its schedule. The team's next scheduled event will be with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway. Stay tuned to @LarsonMarks on Twitter or Facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing for updates.

 

 

Entries Coming from Far & Wide for STN!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 8, 2014) – Just two weeks away and the entries are pouring into the I-30 Speedway track office for the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The latest batch of entries for the $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start event set for October 23-25 after the $2,000-to-win Short Track Nationals Open on October 22 come from as far away as New York state and Ontario, Canada, to Washington state and a variety of points in between, with one past race winner among those throwing his hat into the ring.

Entry forms for the Short Track Nationals are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/stn2014.pdf or by calling 501-455-4567. Entries submitted by October 14 are just $150 with entries after that date at $250.

A few notables among the latest entries include the following:

#41 Jason Johnson (Eunice, LA) – The 2006 STN king and four-time ASCS National champ, currently ranked second in ASCS National points and atop the Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings, vies for another STN crown after missing last year’s feature cut. “The Ragin’ Cajun” has seven career STN championship feature starts, tops amongst those entered so far.

#23 Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA) – Second in Rod End Supply Winged 360 Power Rankings on the strength of ten feature wins this year, the sixth-ranked ASCS National Tour contender has raced into three consecutive STN championship feature events.

#9jr Derek Hagar (Marion, AR) – Racking up 15 overall feature wins thus far in 2014, “The Guy” has three career STN champion feature starts to his credit including 14th place runs over each of the past two years.

#21t Ray Allen Kulhanek (Conroe, TX) – The five-time ASCS Gulf South champ has raced into two of the past three STN championship finales including a strong seventh-place finish last year.

#1m Sean McClelland (Tulsa, OK) and #87r Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX) both have one career STN championship feature start to their credit, while #91a Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN) guns for a fourth career STN feature start in his first STN try since 2011.

#87b Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY) – The Empire Super Sprints points runner-up makes the 1,200 mile trek from Upper New York for the second year in a row after narrowly missing the feature cut in his maiden STN voyage last year.

#10 Mitch Brown (Brantford, ONT) – Second in both Southern Ontario Sprints and Ohsweken Speedway points, the Canadian will be a strong STN Rookie of the Year contender after a season that included five feature wins.

A few others among the latest entries include Blake Hahn (ninth in ASCS National points), Odessa, TX, shoe Josh Baughman (winner of two ASCS Regional features in 2014), South Dakota’s Ryan Bickett (making his eighth STN start), Taylor Tidmore and Farmington contender Jason Keith, who readies for his first STN.

They join an early group of entries that included the likes of Johnny Herrera, Brandon Hanks, A.G. Rains, Matt Covington, Alex Sewell, Klint Angelette, Howard Moore and many more.

Last October, Sammy Swindell bested a field of 105 competitors for his third STN crown, racing to the checkered flag ahead of up-and-coming Christopher Bell, Anthony Nicholson, Johnny Herrera and Shane Stewart.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 23-25, 2014. $15,000 to win the STN finale on October 25 with $2,500 to start the STN championship feature. Race time is 7:30 p.m. each night. Rain date is October 30, October 31 & November 1. The $2,000 to win and $200 to start Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open kicks off all the action on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m.

The Format: Approximately half the field will take to the track in the Thursday night qualifying event, with the other half in Friday’s qualifying event. The popular format of heats and qualifying races will once again be in place on the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights. The top 14 in cumulative points from heats and qualifiers will be locked into that night’s main event, with two or three “B” Mains, depending upon car count, contested to fill out the qualifying night feature field.

The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.

The balance of the field will redraw on Saturday to set lineups for eight (8) “Saturday Night STN Showdowns”. With passing points in effect, points will be added to qualifying night point totals (heats, qualifying races and features) with the top eight (8) in total points advancing to STN feature starting positions 7-14.

The next 36 in total points will go to three “B” Mains with the remainder of the field to three “C” Mains. Top finishers from “C” Mains will move on to “B” Main action, with the top two from each “B” Main moving on to the STN finale.

Wednesday’s Short Track Nationals Open will have no impact upon Thursday, Friday or Saturday lineups, with the exception that the top finisher among Wednesday’s top four that is unable to qualify for Saturday night’s STN finale will be offered a provisional.

Wednesday’s STN Open will include heat races lined up by pill draw with passing points in effect that will set lineups for the “B” Main(s) (multiple “B” Mains if necessary depending upon car count) and “A” Main.

The Past Winners: Sammy Swindell (2013, 2011 and 1990), Paul McMahan (2012 and 2002), Brad Sweet (2010), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2009 and 2008), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Gary Wright (2004, 2003, 1999 and 1995), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994), John Gerloff (1993), Steve Kinser (1991, ’89 and ‘88). 1992 finale was rained out.

The Tickets: Advance tickets for either three or four nights are on sale through Monday, October 20, no advance sales after that. Single night tickets are not available in advance. Tickets ordered in advance are just $61 for all four nights (Wednesday through Saturday) or $51 for three nights (Thursday through Saturday) with $1 off if paying cash.

Day of show prices are $15 on Wednesday, $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $3 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then $6 on Saturday with a $1 cash discount per ticket.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, call the track at 501-455-4567 or e-mail orders to raceytlc@sbcglobal.net.

Pit passes are $25 on Wednesday, $30 on both Thursday and Friday and $35 on Saturday.

The PPV: Can’t make your way to Little Rock, AR, for this prestigious event? Once again you can still catch every lap of the action on your computer via live Pay-Per-View. Just check out www.shorttracknationals.com for pricing and ordering information. Orders are being taken now.

The Trade Show & Midway: This year’s rendition of the Short Track Nationals will also include the Tenth Annual Short Track Nationals Trade Show & Midway. Fans, drivers & crews will have the opportunity to visit vendor displays, which opens at noon on Wednesday and then at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The deadline for guaranteed vendor space is Monday, October 20. Inquiries regarding vendor space should be directed to dssm93@msn.com.

For more information regarding the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, contact I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567 or check online at http://www.i-30speedway.com/shorttracknationals.html.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: RULES MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 16, 2014

by Tommy Goudge (October 8, 2014) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway will be holding rules and registration meetings for all five of the track’s weekly Friday night racing divisions on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Best Western Brant Park Inn located at 19 Holiday Drive in Brantford, Ontario.

Memberships for the 2015 Ohsweken Speedway season will be available for purchase at the meetings. The membership fee is $60, and payable by cash, cheque, debit card, or credit card. Registration forms for drivers and crew are available at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=1803

The schedule for the meetings is as follows:

12:00pm to 1:00pm - Registration 1:00pm to 2:00pm - Mini Stocks and Bombers 2:15pm to 3:15pm - Thunder Stocks 3:30pm to 4:30pm - 360 Sprint Cars and Crate Sprint Cars

Schedules and other plans for the 2015 Ohsweken Speedway season are well underway, with the 2015 schedule slated to be officially released early in the new year.

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

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

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

 

 

SALDANA AND MOTTER TEAM LOOKING FOR SOME GOOD FORTUNE

AT ROLLING WHEELS RACEWAY

ELBRIDGE, N.Y. (Oct. 7, 2014) – The World of Outlaws season is winding down. With only five races left on the racing calendar this year, the Outlaws make just one stop this weekend Saturday, Oct. 11 at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park during the NAPA Auto Parts Super Dirt Week XLIII.

Rolling Wheels Raceway Park is a fast, semi-banked 5/8-mile oval.

With seven victories to their credit this year, Joey Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team are looking to increase their season tally.

“Admittedly, lately, it’s been feast or famine for our team,” said owner Dan Motter. “We celebrated great back-to-back victories at Eldora and Lernerville Sept. 19 and 20, and then our performance fell off a bit. We hope to be able to rally back and end the season on the strong note we are capable of.”

Last year at Rolling Wheels in the first of two events contested at the track, Saldana captured the No. 1 qualifying spot. He was running fourth early in the event when a flat tire sent him to the work area and subsequently the rear of the field. He was able to work his way back up to a 10th place finish. In the second event, the 71M team fought bizarre circumstances all night beginning with a broken rear end in hot laps.

“This is a track where we need to bring our lucky horseshoe,” said Motter. “We have the combination to race well here if we can sidestep mechanical misfortune.”

With 83 events in the 2014 record books, Saldana has been the leading World of Outlaws qualifier, tallying 23 quick times. He has set two track records (Stockton, Calif., Calistoga, Calif.) and has led 336 feature laps (third in laps led this season).

The team has been battling for fourth place in Outlaws point standings with Kerry Madsen. Saldana sits fifth currently, trailing Madsen by 34 points.

 

 

O’Neill Seals It with a Win

Jamie O’Neill won the battle and the war last Saturday night at Darwin’s Northline Speedway, after he clinched the 410 Sprintcar feature race spoils that resulted in him claiming the 2014 season Northline Speedway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship.

Despite the late start to the season, O’Neill managed to reclaim points as the season progressed aboard the NT # 24 Xtreme Garden Care supported Maxim, and he went into the season finale only a handful of points off the Northline Speedway Track Championship lead. With it all to gain and nothing to lose, he managed to keep his cool and go on to finish the night as track champion.

O’Neill performed strongly in his two heat races earlier in the night by finishing with a third and a win. By virtue of being the top point scorer heading into the 15-lap feature race, he started from pole position. At the drop of the green flag, he managed to power to the lead and then went on to score a comfortable win.

“It’s a big thrill to win the local track championship, and to seal it with a feature-race win made it all that more special,” O’Neill commented.

“We started the season late, so it was all about doing the best I can on a consistent basis, and it all worked out by winning the track championship.”

After spending a dozen shows last season competing on the east coast, O’Neill is planning to return to Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway later in the season.

“I gained so much experience running on the east coast last season, and it certainly helped me when I returned to local racing,” he enthused.

“There are a lot of good things going on at Valvoline Raceway since the new management took over, so I’m really looking forward to getting back there.”

The Xtreme Motorsport team would like to thank their 2014 season supporters: Xtreme Garden Care, Mercure Parramatta, Sam Eyles Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Repco, Highway Smash Repairs, Grizzly Dyno Shocks, Bens Tree Services, System Homes, Savannah Powdercoaters, and Sign City.

To find out more about the Xtreme Motorsport team, visit their website www.xtrememotorsport.com.au or FOLLOW them on Facebook by searching Xtreme Motorsport.

 

 

DCRP Awards Banquet Set for November 1

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (October 8, 2014) – Dodge City Raceway Park brought the curtains down on the 2014 racing season in spectacular fashion with the Second Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial on Saturday night, September 27.

Now, all that remains is to recognize each of the track’s top competitors with the distribution of the hardware and point fund money at the track’s annual awards banquet.

The Dodge City Raceway Park Awards Banquet will take place Saturday night, November 1, at the Knights of Columbus building at 800 West Frontview Street in Dodge City, KS. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., with dinner served at 7:00 p.m. and the awards ceremony to follow.

Tickets to the event are just $25 per person and must be ordered no later than October 27 to determine an accurate headcount. Tickets may be ordered by calling the Dodge City Raceway Park office at 620-225-3277, Gina Wilson at 620-339-9873 or Tommie Estes, Jr., at 405-238-8485.

The top ten in points in all five divisions (IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Thunder Cars and Hornets) will all receive trophies, with top ten in Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars and Thunder Cars receiving point fund money as well.

The 2014 season at Dodge City Raceway Park consisted of 14 nights of racing action with Austin Allen (IMCA Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Perry Misner (IMCA Stock Cars), Matt O’Hair (Thunder Cars) and Jarett Lunow (Hornets) coming away with the track championships.

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.

 

 

Bell Rings Up Double Duty after Weekend Washout!

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (October 8, 2014) – Five races. That was the plan last weekend for Christopher Bell.

The result was a weekend sweep. For Mother Nature, that is, as the Gold Crown Midget Nationals at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL, fell victim to rain all three nights with a pair of MOWA Winged Sprint Car outings doused in the process too.

“I was really looking forward to getting in five races in one weekend, it was disappointing to lose the entire weekend to weather,” said the 19-year-old racer from Norman, OK, that has already racked up 20 feature wins in 2014.

He’ll get a shot at some more this weekend with double duty at Illinois’ Lincoln Speedway on Friday night and then at least one division, if not two, on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway.

Friday night’s action at Lincoln Speedway will find Bell behind the wheel of the Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71 Midget for some POWRi action while also buckling into the Fox Brothers No. 53 winged Sprint Car for some 410-ci MOWA competition.

From there, Bell and the Fox Brothers No. 53 will make the five hour journey to Ohio’s Eldora Speedway for the All Star Circuit of Champions season finale with Bell also hoping to find a seat to fill in the NRA Sprint Invaders 360-ci portion of the UNOH Sprintacular.

“I’d really like to find a 360 ride for Saturday at Eldora, that way I could do double duty both nights this weekend and get in four more races,” Bell said.

A defending winner of Friday night’s POWRi Midget event at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL, Bell scored a runner-up finish in his only previous Lincoln appearance of the year on August 15.

Bell has enjoyed some strong runs at Eldora too this season including a drive that netted Hard Charger efforts at the prestigious Kings Royal event in July.

“They’re both tracks that we’ve been good at, hopefully we can add another win or two along the way,” Bell concluded.

2014 Quick Stats: 89 races, 20 wins, 47 top-fives, 59 top-tens.

Next Up:

Friday, Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, IL) – Kunz No. 71 Midget (POWRi) and Fox Brothers No. 53 410-ci winged Sprint Car (MOWA)

Saturday, Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH) – Fox Brothers No. 53 410-ci winged Sprint Car (All Star Circuit of Champions) and available for an NRA Sprint Invaders winged 360-ci ride

Keep Track: Keep track of Christopher Bell’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.christopherbellracing.com/.

If you would like to keep up with all of Christopher Bell’s racing action by having press releases e-mailed directly to you, simply send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

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

 

 

Champion Brands, LLC to be Awarded U.S. Department of Commerce Export Achievement Certificate

(October 9th, 2014 - Clinton, MO) Champion Brands LLC, a worldwide recognized industry leader in lubricants, additives, chemicals and motor oils for over 58 years, will be presented the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Export Achievement Certificate by the U.S. Commerce Department Under Secretary Chandra Brown, the U.S. Commercial International Trade Administration’s Sally Pacheco, and the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s Director of International and Government Relations Linda Spencer.

The Export Achievement Certificate recognizes medium-size U.S.-based companies that have successfully entered the International marketplace. The presentation will be held at an International reception at the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s trade show in Las Vegas on November 5th 2014.

“We are greatly honored to be recognized with this prestigious award,” said Karl Dedolph, Director of International Sales. “Champion’s top-tier products are only the starting point. The recognition really belongs to our management team that supported our global goals and provided outstanding contributions to our export programs. Logistics, marketing, technical, and manufacturing were also on board and devoted a lot of time and energy in providing changes to procedures, artwork, formulations, and assignments that had to be created for the business nuances specific to export.”

In order to qualify for the Export Achievement Certificate, the nominee must be a U.S. company or institution that demonstrates success in export—either exporting for the first time or entering a new market.

Dedolph added, “Our International trade and exporting initiative has to first identify potential partners that understand our product offerings and have the ability to provide their customers first class service, support and distribution. Our partner in China, Guangzhou Aisheng Trading Co. Ltd, is a good example of a Master Warehouse Distributor that clearly fits the stringent criteria we have identified to disseminate our motor oil, chemical, additive and lubricant line in numerous provinces, demographics, applications, and strategic markets.”

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 58 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Tracy Hines Returns to the Syracuse Mile for Silver Crown Race

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—October 8, 2014 — It has been over a decade since Tracy Hines has raced at the historic one-mile dirt oval at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The last time he competed at the track was during the 2002 edition of Super DIRT Week. The Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series will return to the New York State Fairgrounds for the first time in 11 years this week, as part of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIII. Hines will be battling for his second Silver Crown championship as well in what serves as the season finale.

The Salt City 78 for the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series is set for Saturday, October 11 at the New York State Fairgrounds. Practice and time trials are scheduled for Friday, October 10. The 78-lap race will take the green flag on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Eastern.

“A one-race shootout to decide it all, is what we have this week,” said Hines, who drive the Hughs Brothers/Midwest Sheet Metal Beast. “We were able to gain some points at Eldora and give ourselves a chance at Syracuse. A lot can happen on the mile tracks, especially during a day race. The main thing is to conserve your tires and make sure you are there at the end.”

Hines has made one start in his career at the one-mile oval in Syracuse. He finished 20th in the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series race at the track in 2002, after having driveline trouble on the 84th lap of the 100-lapper. Hines qualified 12th for that event, with a field of 30 cars assembled.

“The race this time at Syracuse will be 22 laps shorter, so that plays a lot into strategy as well,” explained Hines. “Fuel should not be an issue, unless there are a lot of cautions. Syracuse is a bit different than the other mile tracks we run on, plus there is a ton of cars that will be on the track throughout the week, so keeping up with what the surface is doing and what the track crew does to the track will be very important.”

In his most recent start with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series, Hines finished third at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio, during the Four-Crown Nationals. In nine Silver Crown starts this season, the native of New Castle, Indiana, has eight top-five showings, with six being podium finishes. Hines has been fastest in time trials at three Silver Crown races this season and has timed in sixth or better in eight of nine starts.

The Salt City 78 is the final race of the season for the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series and Hines enters the event second in points, 12 markers behind leader Kody Swanson as he chases his second series title.

Last weekend, Hines was scheduled to compete with the Honda USAC National Midget Series in the Gold Crown Midget Nationals at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Illinois, but the three-night event was rained out and will not be rescheduled.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsors: The Carolina Nut Company, Hansen’s Welding Inc, Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts, and MPHG Promotions Inc. Associate Sponsors for 2014 include: ProSource Professional Resources, Turbines Inc., Daum Crop Insurance, Parker Machinery, Stanton Racing Engines and Schipper Family Farms. Product Sponsors that are part of Tracy Hines Racing in 2014 include: Afco Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Autonet Mobile, Indy Race Parts, Bell Racing, Kenny’s Components, Race Bumpers, Hoosier Racing Tires, CSI Competition Suspension, Shadow Graphix, Driven Racing Oil, Sander Engineering, Hughs Brothers and Midwest Sheet Metal.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Driver Craig Dollansky Places 11th at National Open

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 8, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports pilot Craig Dollansky nearly captured a top 10 during the 52nd annual National Open last Saturday.

Dollansky put together a consistent performance on Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway following Friday's rainout on the opening night of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series doubleheader.

"It was a pretty solid night all the way through," he said. "We got qualified pretty decent for when we went out to qualify."

The Big Game Treestands team timed in 14th quickest, which started Dollansky on the outside of the front row of a heat race. He took the lead midway through the race en route to the win, which locked him into the dash.

"It took us a little bit in our heat race to get the lead," he said. "We were able to win our heat race and get ourselves into the dash. The dash draw didn't go our way and we didn't gain anything in the dash."

Dollansky finished ninth in the dash, which lined him up on the inside of the fifth row for the 40-lap, $50,000-to-win main event.

The Big Game Treestands team maintained a top 10 throughout the majority of the feature and Dollansky was running seventh when there was a red flag for a fuel stop with 13 laps remaining.

"We didn't make a whole lot of changes (during the red flag)," he said. "We put fuel in. But on the restart we couldn't get going. We lost quite a few positions. It seemed our car was better on the long run. We weren't able to get ourselves back in the top 10. It was pretty costly on that last restart."

Dollansky ended with an 11th-place result at the half-mile track.

"I think it was probably one of the best (racing surfaces) I've seen there," he said. "It was a great race track. It had a top and a bottom. It was very racy."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 4 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 9 (8); Feature: 11 (9).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 5 wins, 16 top fives, 25 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 33 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

Aggressive Hydraulics: http://www.AggressiveHydraulics.com

MobileStar: http://www.MobileStar.us/mobilestarwebsite

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 2013.

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

TRAIL CAMERAS -

Big Game Treestands® offers a variety of trail camera options that are user-friendly with exceptional imaging as well as a 120 degree pivoting head. New and improved cameras include the Jag, Mantis II, Frenzy, Storm II, Black Widow and Quick Shot. To learn more about or to purchase a trail camera, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Destiny Motorsports and Craig Dollansky Team-Up With No.7

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though there are still a few weekends of racing left in 2014, Destiny Motorsports already has the wheels in motion for the 2015 season, and it is with great pleasure that the team can announce that they will chase the 2015 World Of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Series Championship, with Elk River, MN driver, Craig Dollansky taking over the driving duties, as he returns to the series.

“I am excited to join Destiny Motorsports,” Dollansky commented. “Rick and Barb Rogers have a lot of passion for their race team, and are committed to building a championship caliber team. I am also very excited that we will utilize the No. 7 on the car, and Aggressive Hydraulics, a long time supporter of mine since 2008, will be joining us.”

After taking a year off from touring the country with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’, Dollansky teams up with Destiny Motorsports refreshed, and rejuvenated, to go after the series championship that has eluded him over the course of his career.

Running full time with the tour from 2001-2013, Dollansky sits 10th all time on the series wins list, with 59 wins, and has faired well in the standings over the years including a career best second place effort during the 2012 season.

Among his 59 career wins, Dollansky has won the Iron Man 55 on three consecutive occasions, and the 2012 Silver Cup highlighting a few of the series’ bigger events. He has victories at many of the legendary tracks on the tour including Williams Grove, Eldora, Knoxville, Silver Dollar, Volusia, on top of numerous triumphs at other tour stops.

“We are very excited to expand our schedule and run full time with the World of Outlaws in 2015,” Destiny Motorsports Owner, Rick Rogers said. “We are equally as excited to welcome Craig Dollansky to our team, as he makes his return to the series after running a scaled back schedule in 2014.”

Running primarily at the Knoxville Raceway in 2014, Dollansky has still remained very strong as he has picked up five wins while competing in 35 events, including a fourth place finish during the Knoxville Nationals.

“This season we raced a very limited schedule, which was very different from the World of Outlaws tour,” Dollansky added. “It was an adjustment for me. I enjoyed being able to race with my son Garrett, but I am looking forward to getting back on the tour and contending for a championship. We have some work to do to prepare the team, and will be considered underdogs, but I am okay with that. The Destiny Motorsports team, and I are committed to building this team into a title contender, and I look forward to the challenge.”

Dollansky is also eager about the opportunity to team up with long time sprint car mechanic, and Destiny Motorsports crew-chief, Scott Benic.

"Scott and I have raced together in the past, and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to have him as my crew chief full-time. We have had some success together in the past when he helped out on a part-time basis,” Dollansky also remarked. “I enjoyed racing with him, and we communicated well. There's a lot more we would both like to accomplish in sprint car racing, and I feel good about our potential together. One of the things I like about Scott is, he has as much desire, drive and determination to win as I do. We know we will have to prove ourselves every night we hit the track. Rick and Barb are committed to provide what we need to go out and win, we will do all we can to make that happen!"

As it currently sits, Dollansky will make his debut aboard the Destiny Motorsports entry at the upcoming World Finals, and the team is also scheduled to compete during the Winter Challenge at the Cocopah Speedway in Arizona in January, before meeting up with the World of Outlaws in Florida in February.

Before Dollansky does take the reigns, Destiny Motorsports will finish up their 2014 All Star Campaign with Derek Hagar doing the driving this Friday and Saturday night.

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Renegade Rentals, Triple X Race Components, Boss Signs and Graphics, Rens Trucking, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, Tony Stewart Racing, GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Kistler Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Destiny Motorsports will be in action with Derek Hagar at Waynesfield on Friday night and at the Eldora Speedway on Saturday night.

2014 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-62, Wins-3, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-23

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS9. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Craig Dollansky you can follow him on Twitter @DollanskyRacing or visit his website at www.dollasnkyracing.com.

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Big Game Motorsports Extends Gratitude and Best Wishes to Craig Dollansky

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Oct. 8, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports would like to thank Craig Dollansky for five great seasons and wishes him luck with his future endeavors.

"Craig has represented our companies to the highest level the past five years," Big Game Treestands Founder Tod Quiring said. "We've had a lot of success together and we have been proud to have him as part of our organization. I also want to thank Julie, Luke, Garrett and Peyton for all of their support through the past five years. As Craig and I spoke on Monday we are already looking forward to our first snowmobiling trip this winter together."

Dollansky recorded five feature victories, 16 top fives and 25 top 10s in 36 races with Big Game Motorsports this season. The team combined to earn more than 40 wins during the past five seasons.

Everyone associated with Big Game Motorsports is currently focused on building the newly formed 410ci sprint car series in the Midwest. Team plans will be determined at a future date.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

Aggressive Hydraulics: http://www.AggressiveHydraulics.com

MobileStar: http://www.MobileStar.us/mobilestarwebsite

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 2013.

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

TRAIL CAMERAS -

Big Game Treestands® offers a variety of trail camera options that are user-friendly with exceptional imaging as well as a 120 degree pivoting head. New and improved cameras include the Jag, Mantis II, Frenzy, Storm II, Black Widow and Quick Shot. To learn more about or to purchase a trail camera, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

 

 

STOUT FIELD A CHALLENGE: McMahan & CJB Motorsports Tackle Grove

Morgan Hughes National Open weekend nets strong finish in title chase

TELFORD, PA. - October 8, 2014 - Williams Grove Speedway in central Pennsylvania is one of the toughest venues in the world when it comes to sprint car racing. From demands on equipment to the sheer caliber of competition, the legendary half-mile demands the best from every competitor.

"National Open is a big race and tough race," said Paul McMahan, driver of the #51 Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sprinter.

Heading into the final World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at Williams Grove, McMahan held an average finish of 9.7 across four events.

Mother Nature won the opening night of the weekend as saturated grounds forced track and series officials to cancel the evenings event. For night number two, the big money was on the line.

"We didn't time in very well," explained McMahan. "You have to do that or you get behind the eight ball right off the bat. We started on the pole of the heat race and I tried something that didn't work and we finished second. From there, we just played catch up for the night. We rolled off 18th. Got up to 12th when a red (flag) came out. Barry and the crew made some adjustments but we got too tight after that. We held on for 12th. I won't lie; it was a bit of a disappointment for us. But we will continue on."

The series continues on larger tracks as the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' stays in the Northeast with its annual stop at Rolling Wheels Raceway near Elbridge, N.Y. The event is a part of NAPA Auto Parts SuperDIRT Week XLIII.

"Rolling Wheels is a big, fast track," said McMahan of the 5/8th's mile oval. "It'll be fun to be back there and to continue to wind down the season. We're looking to make gains and be competitive as we inch closer to the World Finals at Charlotte.."

EVENT BOX SCORE (Time Trials/Heat Start & Finish/Dash Start & Finish/Feature Start & Finish):

Willliams Grove Speedway: 16th/ 1st (2nd)/ N/A (N/A)/ 18th (12th) - Winner: David Gravel

CJB MOTORSPORTS 2014 STATS:

Starts: 84

Quick Times: 10

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 43

Top-10's: 73

Average Time Trial: 7.0

Average A-main finish: 6.5

Total Laps Led: 135

UP NEXT: A trip to the empire state is up next as McMahan will be back behind the wheel of the CJB Motorsports #51 at Rolling Wheels Raceway during NAPA Auto Parts SuperDIRT Week XLIII near Elbridge, New York.

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 and Twitter.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour with driver Paul McMahan. 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 Telford, Pennsylvania.

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CJB Motorsports would like to thank the following partners for making racing possible: All Star Performance, Bairs Tree Service, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt Seats, Factory Kahne, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Henry Dunn Insurance, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Kenny's Components, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Nyce Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Motorsports Designs, Outerwears, Pennsy Supply, Race Gear X, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Ti22, Top Flight Wings, Weld Racing and Winters Performance Products.

 

 

HOUSE OF THUNDER HALLOWEEN PARTY & GRANDVIEW THUNDER 5-25’S PLANNED FOR SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 18 6 PM

Blood-curdling screams will be heard when the spookiest drivers in the area descend upon the Grandview Speedway for the final time of the season, as the NAPA AUTO PARTS Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents the popular Grandview Thunder 5-25s features only event and House of Thunder Halloween Party. The action will take place on Saturday night, October 18 with the first of five features taking the green flag at 6 PM. Gates will open at 4 PM

The NASCAR 358 Modifieds, URC Sprint Cars, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman and Legends cars will each compete in a ‘frightful’ 25 lap feature event – along with the Blast from the Past Vintage Stock cars and the maniacal MONSTER SMASH Demolition Derby that close out the spooky night.

Led by 10-time NASCAR 358 Modified Champion, Jeff Strunk, the mighty Modifieds – featuring top runners: Duane Howard, Frank Cozze, Meme DeSantis, Ryan Grim and invader, Mike Mahaney -- will certainly provide some wheel-banging, hard-hitting Halloween action. This event has no tricks, just treats as these fierce competitors battle for $3,000 to win, $1,000 for third, $700 for fifth and $260 to take the green.

Davie “No Panic” Franek, out of Wontage, NJ is the Rislone URC Sprint Series point leader and has his eye on the 2014 United Racing Company championship as the series makes their final date of the 2014 season. Franek has to watch his back as the ghouls of races past – Josh Weller, Randy West, Robbie Stillwaggon, Ed Aikin and Troy Betts all look to bury alive the point leader.

The Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets and Sportsman will utilize timed warm-ups to determine the starting order for each feature event, while the Legends cars will use their current points standing with an invert to make up their feature line-up.

All this action coupled with Thunder on the Hill mainstays: FREE Pit Tours and the Inside/Out Experience – available for you to sign-up directly inside the main gate. The Low Down and Dirty Radio Show will be hosting their pre-race Meet and Greet. JOE THE PIZZA DUDE and the Thunder Girls will be available along with give-a-ways, games and prizes. Also, Jay Dugan from the Radical Design Group will be there to “trick or treat” the race fans as he leads the social media interaction for Thunder on the Hill.

Fans are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween treats.

On Saturday, October 18th for House of Thunder Halloween Party, Gates Open at 4PM with a 6PM Race Time. Adult General Admission tickets are $25, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids under 6 are always FREE! Pit Admission is $30 with a license and $35 without a license.

Series sponsors joining NAPA Auto Parts include: Window World of Lehigh Valley, Pioneer Pole Buildings, MACH1 Sprint Car Chassis and GALCO Business Communications.

Grandview Speedway Route 100 Ten mile north of Pottstown, PA GPS Users: 43 Passmore Road Bechtelsville, PA 19505 Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688 Thunder on the Hill Information: 443 513 4456 Websites: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com or www.grandviewspeedway.com

Thunder on the Hill fans are encouraged to engage on social media platforms using the hashtag #TOTHRacing before, after and during racing events. #TOTHRacing content will be promoted across the Thunder on the Hill official social media platforms on

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

Twitter: @TOTHRacing and Instagram: @TOTHRacing.

Window World is America's largest home improvement company. Window World of Lehigh Valley is your local specialist to help you with your window, vinyl siding, entry door or patio door needs. They can be reached at 610-432-6878, online at www.WindowWorldAllentown.com or at their show room 5925 Tilghman St, Allentown, PA 18104.

2014 Thunder Series Race Dates: Saturday, Oct 18 6 PM House of Thunder Halloween Party- - Features Only Modifieds, Sprints, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, Legends, Monster Smash Demo Derby, Blast from the Past Vintage Cars. Rain Date: Sunday, October 19 4 PM Admission: Grandstands $25 Adults, $10 Children 6-11, Children 5 and under are FREE Pit Fee: $30 with a license, $35 without a license.

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

 

 

Reidy’s Positive Start

It was a case of close, but not close enough for Danny Reidy, after he last Saturday night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway narrowly missed out on a podium finish in their 2014-15 season opener.

After he had started the feature race from position six, Reidy quickly moved into podium contention on a track where passing opportunities were aplenty with top and bottom racing lines, but at the fall of the chequered flag, he fell one spot short of the podium: fourth.

“The aim is to always finish on the podium, but to finish just one spot shy of the aim isn’t too bad,” remarked the NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim driver.

“We have a complete fresh package for this season, so it’s good to finish our opening race meeting of the season with a satisfying result.”

Earlier in the night, Reidy set the seventh fastest lap in qualifying, and then backed up that with a fourth in his heat race and a third in the second dash (outside row starting positions for the feature race).

The 2014-15 season plans for Reidy and his team are to be based at Valvoline Raceway, along with contesting selected race meetings at Archerfield Speedway, along with the Grand Annual Classic (Premier Speedway), the Australian Title (Bunbury Speedway) and the Krikke Boys Shootout (Bunbury Speedway).

“We’re focusing on the track championship at Valvoline Raceway, and their calendar also allows us to contest other race meetings around the country,” commented the Queensland-based racer.

“It’s an exciting time for Valvoline Raceway with Barry Waldron taking over the ownership, and I’m more than happy to support him because he has the best interest of the sport at heart and has put together a great team that’s doing great things.”

Reidy would like to thank Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs, Downs Tinting & Signs, P&M Motor Body Repairs, Gonzo’s Race Pipes and Inglis Race Engines, for all of their 2014-15 season support.

To find out more about Reidy, check him out on Facebook by searching Danny Reidy Racing.

 

 

New 410 Sprint Car Series Partners With Knoxville Raceway for Four Dates in 2015

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Oct. 8, 2014) - The new 410ci sprint series established by Tod Quiring of Big Game Treestands is pleased to announce the support of Knoxville Raceway for the 2015 season.

The famed half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, has selected four dates with the newly formed series, which was created to strengthen 410 sprint car racing in the Midwest. The four events at Knoxville Raceway will be part of the Knoxville Championship Cup Series.

"Our region is extremely fortunate to have a class facility like Knoxville Raceway and the talented drivers who compete there weekly," Quiring said. "I've had a vision for this series for several years. With the point fund of Knoxville Raceway and our series, it will allow many drivers the opportunity to race at Knoxville weekly and also with the series."

The first series race at Knoxville Raceway is slated for May 9. A $5,000-to-win event will follow on June 27 before a race on July 4. The Knoxville Raceway season championship is set for Aug. 29 and will be a $5,000-to-win series event.

"Knoxville Raceway General Manager Brian Stickel and Race Director John McCoy have been great to work with," Quiring said. "Knoxville is very proactive and understands we are putting this deal together to strengthen 410 racing in our region."

The Knoxville Championship Cup Series pays out more than $250,000 in cash and prizes and the new sprint car series will pay a standout point fund of approximately $350,000.

In addition, Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., will host a series event on May 8. If any driver wins that feature along with the May 9 main event at Knoxville Raceway, he or she will receive a $20,000 bonus thanks to Phil and Ryan Durst of Durst Motorplex.

The new series will include approximately 30 events, which will allow drivers to compete weekly for the Knoxville point fund in addition to the series point fund.

"The outpouring of support and calls I've received from major businesses to promoters to race tracks has been beyond what I thought it would be," Quiring said. "The future looks very bright."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

Knoxville Website: http://www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY -

Known in all corners of the globe as the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville Raceway boasts 25,000 seats, fifty-six VIP sky boxes and a racing surface which is always conducive to fast, side-by-side competition. Knoxville Raceway, which is a half-mile track located in Knoxville, Iowa, hosts weekly racing every April through September.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

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

 

 

Tankersley Taking on Winter Nationals and Short Track Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Oct. 8, 2014) - Fresh off his first career sprint car championship, Channin Tankersley has a couple of marquee events coming up.

Tankersley, who recently claimed the ASCS Gulf South Region championship, will drive for longtime sponsor Bruce Griffith during a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events this month.

"It's always good to test yourself against the best and thanks to Bruce I have the opportunity to race with the ASCS National Tour a few times," Tankersley said. "I've had a good season so hopefully I can continue this momentum and earn a victory or two."

Tankersley will compete Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals.

"I enjoy racing at Devil's Bowl," he said. "It's a challenging track, but one where I've had some success. That place takes a lot of laps before a driver can be in contention and I feel like we have a shot to do well there."

Tankersley will also compete for Griffith the following weekend during the 27th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires Oct. 22-25 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. Tankersley drove his way into the $15,000-to-win feature last season at the quarter-mile track.

"There's always a ton of talented drivers and great teams there so the first goal is to the make the main event on the final night," he said. "If you can do that you've already accomplished a lot. Then the goals become earning a top 10, a top five, a podium finish and a win."

Tankersley has recorded three feature victories this season and 14 top fives. He is looking for his first top five of the season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 24 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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"If I crash or if I need something cut, they can pretty much do anything," Tankersley said. "Miller's Machine & Welding is a great fabrication shop and I'm grateful for their help."

Tankersley would also like to thank Marvin and Peggy Pearson, Challenger Drilling, Accu-Fab, Day Motorsports, Griffith Truck & Equipment and Watercraft Plus, LLC for their continued support.

 

 

THREE DISTINCT DIVISIONS OF SPRINT CARS INVADE ELDORA FOR UNOH SPRINTACULAR

All Stars, BOSS and NRA Gather For Complete Shows; Trying to Eclipse Last Year’s 119 Entries

ROSSBURG, OH (October 8) – Saturday’s unique twilight UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio) Sprintacular will feature three forms of Sprint Car racing – winged 410 c.i. All Star Circuit of Champions, non-winged Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) with no engine rules and the winged 360 c.i. National Racing Alliance (NRA) Sprint Invaders – and close out its 61st consecutive year of racing with each group running complete racing programs. With the bulk of the Midwestern race tracks shuttered for the season, the late-season Sprintacular has the ability to attract drivers no longer chasing home-track titles; as evidenced by last year’s astounding 119 entries.

Of the trio, the All Stars have the steepest history at the rural southwestern Ohio speed plant with 134 appearances since May 3, 1981, when Brad Doty captured the initial All Star run. During that 32-year run, Kenny Jacobs has garnered the most Eldora wins with his 21 checkered flags.

Jacobs was proficient at not only Eldora, but throughout the Midwest, as he raced to four career All Star championships – a fete shared by Frankie Kerr, Chad Kemenah and Dale Blaney.

That record will shatter Saturday evening as Blaney need only take the green flag to capture his fifth title. The Hartford, OH native has had a tremendous season with 16 All Star feature wins to up his career total to 115. Six of those victories have come from Eldora runs, dating back to his first Big E win in 1995. Earlier this year, young Danny Holtgraver (PA) won the Ohio Sprint Speedweek chase to become Eldora’s 42nd different All Star winner.

Since joining the Sprint Car scene in 1994, the 360 c.i. Sprints have competed 118 times. From 1999 forward, the action has been under the NRA banner. In the three previous 2014 Eldora NRA chases, a trio of winners has emerged, with two of them claiming ‘redemption’ wins.

Jim Nier, the May 25 victor, had cruised to an apparent 2012 win only to fail the post-race fuel analysis; while Dustin Dagget’s July 12 win erased the memory of a 2011 disqualification. Randy Hannagan, the leading winner on the NRA trail this season with five checkered flags prevailed over Eldora on July 11.

While their point season wrapped up in September, it will be a fully sanctioned contest and 2014 champion J.R. Stewart of Bellefontaine, OH will attempt put the icing on the cake with his second career Eldora win.

For the BOSS Sprints, a champion will be determined Saturday night. Dustin Smith of Russiaville, IN captured the series’ inaugural title in 2012 with a dramatic season-closing run at Eldora and comes into this year’s battle with a slim 10-point margin over Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, OH.

Neither of those two have Eldora wins on their BOSS resume. Luke Hall (OH) captured the initial run in 2012, while Brady Bacon (OK) captured last year’s exciting Sprintacular and Chase Stockon (IN) moved into Eldora’s hallowed victory lane earlier this year.

With the cooler fall temperatures in the air, Saturday’ program will start earlier than usual, with the on-track action beginning at 4:30 with hot laps. Showtime is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

Tickets for the Sprintacular are available by going online to www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Additionally, tickets may be purchased through the Eldora offices during normal business hours by calling (937) 338-3815 or on race day.

Race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and view video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

BR Motorsports 305 Makes Debut

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a seven year hiatus from driving, Blake Robertson and BR Motorsports returned to the track on Saturday night, as Robertson made laps with California’s 305 RaceSaver Series aboard the new BR Motorsports entry.

“It was awesome to get back behind the wheel of a sprint car, and test out the new 305 engine and car,” Robertson said. “It was an exhibition as the class is just launching, but I think we turned some heads.”

With a handful of cars on hand at Thunderbowl on Saturday night in Tulare, CA, Robertson and the BR Motorsports team were pleased with how their car performed, but more importantly were thrilled with the interest that the exhibition created.

“It really is a pretty neat class,” Robertson added. “It is a an alternative for people who want to race, but don’t have the budget to go all out on a 360ci or 410ci engine and car, as engine life is much longer, and engines overall are much cheaper.”

As the sprint car season only has a few weekends left in 2014, Robertson and company are eagerly awaiting the start of the 2015 season when the RaceSaver 305ci class will begin racing in Hanford, CA and Tulare, CA.

“For me I am really looking forward to getting the competitive juices flowing again,” he added. “For a while it was tough to even go to the races and hang out, as I was just a spectator, but I am eager to help this class, and hopefully help it grow over the years.”

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KSE Racing Products Claim National Open

PETERSEN MEDIA: KSE Racing Products would like to send huge congratulations to our many teams that used our products to pick up wins across the map over the last week.

With big races popping up to close seasons out, one of the biggest races of the season took place in Mechanicsburg, PA, and it was David Gravel using his KSE Racing Products to pick up the National Open at the Williams Grove Speedway.

With weather causing havoc in the Midwest, Rico Abreu and his team finally found a place to race, as they took to the Plymouth Speedway with the SOD Series, and Abreu was able to pick up his 21st score of the season as he used his KSE Racing Products to charge from 10th!

Jonathan Allard has become a weekly fixture in victory lane, and on Saturday night he picked up his 12th win of the season by way of his dominating performance at the Toller Classic in Marysville, CA.

Jason Meyers made a late race move in Tulare, CA to score, Ryan Bernal stayed strong with the USAC Western Classic Series as he took top honors in Petaluma, CA, while Brian Gerster used his KSE Racing Products to score at the Salem Speedway, while Morgan Turpen pick up the USCS race at the Cherokee Speedway.

With things slowing down in the United States, they are starting to pick up across the pond in Australia, and Jamie Veal found himself in victory lane with his KSE Racing Products at the Valvoline Raceway in Sydney.

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Perris Auto Speedway

CAMPING AT 19TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS STARTS NOVEMBER 5TH!

(Perris, CA, October 7, 2014) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has announced that camping for the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction will open at noon on Wednesday, November 5. As always the camping will be on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds adjacent to the track. There is no advance reservations and camping will cost $25.00 per night.

“We had a lot of campers last year and we expect to have a lot again this year,” Kazarian said. “There is plenty of room for everyone so it is going to be a great time at the campground and there will be a lot of great racing.”

Campers and early bird fans will be treated to a free night of practice for the Oval Nationals on the 5th. That will be followed by the “Grudge Match Final” pitting the USAC West Coast Series against the USAC Southwest Series on November 6th. The Amsoil USAC National and CRA Sprint Cars will take over the spotlight on November 7th and 8th.

In addition, the California Lightning Sprint Car Series will be settling the season long fight for their championship on the 6th and 7th and The PAS Senior Sprints will wrap up their campaign on the 7th and 8th.

Advance tickets for the Oval Nationals are on sale 24 hours a day by calling 1-800 595-4849 or by clicking on the following link to purchase tickets online: Order Oval Nationals Tickets

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

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Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

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Joe Hunt Wingless sprint Shootout Series invades the fastest 3/8 dirt oval in California for the final time in 2014.

After having almost two months off from action the Joe Hunt series will be at the Petaluma Speedway this coming Saturday for the season finale. Last time the series ran was during Wednesday night portion of the Gold Cup Race of Champions and it shook up a lot of things as the top 4 in points had major struggles. Point leader Tommy Laliberte blew a motor late in the race ending his night with Terry Schank closing in on points only to find himself off the edge of the track with a folded up front end. Third in points Trevor Schmid did not check into the racetrack due to other activities handicapping him to run at the Gold Cup. Fourth in points Scott Hall was leading only to have part failure ending his night. So the positions didn’t change at all. Tommy Laliberte will be in attendance the Gilroy, California driver has been nothing less than consistent and fast as anyone else. Laliberte has 350 points and currently sits on top of the points with his consistency all season he will be too tough to tame this Saturday.

Second in points with 318 points is car number 1 Terry Schank Jr. The months of June and July Schank was unbeatable with the Joe Hunt Series, Pit Stop U.S.A. series and at the Silver Dollar speedway winning 5 in a row. Schank is unarguably the best in this division.

Third in points with 288 points is the O1, driven by Shane Myhre. Myhre putting together a respectable rookie season with the series has some confidence rolling into the Petaluma Speedway.

With 268 points heading into this Saturday is the black 2 of Trevor Schmid. Schmid has ran top five in all his Joe Hunt starts at the Petaluma Speedway, do not count him out as he seeks his first Hunt win in 2014.

Fifth in points finds the driver who dominated the Placerville Speedway portion of the Joe Hunt Race with 249 points hopping back and forth between the John Campanille77J and the Hall Bros. 56K is Rio Linda’s second famous son (Tommy’s brother) Scott Hall. Hall has the intelligence of Dan Lind in his corner week in and week out. You never see Dan without his 5/8 wrench trying to find the speed for Hall.

Sixth in points found a very talented driver with 240 points this season driving for the most exciting car owner Dave Johnson 32 was none other than Rowdy McClenon. Rowdy found a lot of hoops he has to jump through in 2014 but he will be back in the saddle again in 2015. Seventh in points with 218 points on paper the famous white 6 of Napa, California’s Joe Stornetta Jr. Stornetta won the Adobe cup last year, can he pull it off again? He is the defending race winner and always is charging forward in the family owned 6. Stornetta is currently looking for sponsorship to advance his race team in 2015 and looks to hopefully run some more United States Auto Club races next season.

Check out https://www.PetalumaSpeedway.com for more info on this weekend’s race action. The Joe Hunt Series would Like to thank their sponsors A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Dirt Solutions.

 

 

Hagar Driving for Destiny Motorsports During Ohio Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Oct. 7, 2014) - Derek Hagar will return to the Destiny Motorsports No. 9w this weekend during a pair of races in Ohio.

Hagar will kick off the weekend on Friday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield for the 2nd annual Harvest of Sprints featuring 360ci sprint cars.

"I feel very comfortable going to Waynesfield," he said. "It's a little, racy place. I'm looking forward to going there and seeing if we can beat our last result by one spot."

Hagar finished second in his own car during his first-ever 360ci race at Waynesfield Raceway Park in early July.

He will wrap up this weekend on Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

"It's one of those race tracks where the more laps you get the better you will be," he said. "Eldora is different than any place we've run at. This will be my third time being up there this year. We have a good car and a good team. It's up to me."

Hagar noted that not only is he grateful for the chance to drive for Destiny Motorsports, this will be a good opportunity to prove himself.

"If you go up there and outrun people you start opening eyes," he said. "Ohio is where the money is and that's where I'd like to be. I'd like to do 410 stuff and 360 stuff up there. We've proven we can go out and win races. We just have to catch that right break."

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 15 wins, 22 top fives, 26 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, for the 2nd annual Harvest of Sprints and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

Here is a video of Hagar winning the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Sept. 27 at Lucas Oil Speedway: http://youtu.be/C3_ieWghINg

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"R.E. Enterprises has pretty much everything a team needs," Hagar said. "Not only do they help me out, but I work there doing shocks. That has been a huge advantage to me. I encourage everyone to check out R.E. Enterprises and the website."

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

 

 

Unique Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation Helmet Worn by Shane Stewart During World of Outlaws Win Up for Raffle

Inside Line Promotions - ARLINGTON, Wash. (Oct. 7, 2014) - There is only one month remaining for fans to have the opportunity to win a custom Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation themed helmet used by Shane Stewart.

The helmet, which was designed by Chris King at Logo Daddy Graphics and painted by Shell Shock Designs, was worn by Stewart throughout the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series West Coast swing earlier this fall. Stewart even had the unique helmet on the night he won at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore.

"Not only is it a unique helmet because of Shane wearing it, but I think it's pretty neat that it was worn when he won a World of Outlaws race," Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation Founder Al Tschider said. "The helmet stands out for many reasons and hopefully a lot of people will participate in the raffle for such a cool prize."

Raffle tickets are $5 a piece or six for $20 and the money donated will help fund a couple of dream trips hosted by the Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation, which was started by Tschider to create motor sports trips and racing opportunities for children battling life-threatening conditions and illnesses.

"I really appreciate Shane being involved," Tschider said. "It shows his passion for helping others and it means a lot to myself and everyone involved with the Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation."

Tickets can also be purchased by emailing Budwell74@msn.com. The drawing will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8.

BIG AL KIDS & MOTORSPORTS FOUNDATION -

Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation was created to provide motor sports trips and racing opportunities for children battling life-threatening conditions and illnesses. For more information, visit http://www.BigAlKidsandMotorsportsFoundation.org.

"I really believe in motor sports and it gives these kids something to look forward to," Founder Al Tschider said. "They spend a lot of time at the hospitals or just doing stuff that the normal kid doesn't have to do."

Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation would like to thank Steve Forler Trucking, Village Green Resort, FX Signs, Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, Brenton's Outdoor Adventures, MyTrafficMan.com, Joe Jones Entertainment, Satellite Solutions, Liquid Lime, Northwest Powder Coating & Sandblasting, Ridge Runner Wings, Randy Price, Steve Beitler, JSR Motorsports, Pro Mod Engines, RS Products, Triple X Race Co., OPC, JOES Racing Products, Design 500 Racewear, SpeedMart, Vic's Old Gas Pumps, Moka Joe's Coffee and all of people who have donated time and money for their continued support.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigAlKidsandMotorsportsFoundation.org

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Scelzi Preparing for Two More Big Weekends at Thunderbowl Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2014) - Dominic Scelzi liked the taste of his new Panella Racing Engines 360ci engine last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Scelzi qualified 10th quickest and led the majority of his heat race during the Harry Talbot Classic Memorial, which was his final 360 tune-up prior to the 21st annual Trophy Cup on Oct. 16-18.

"We had a really strong motor," he said. "I took the lead on the start of the heat race and we were running really well for a few laps. Then it started slowing down. I was running the bottom and I moved all the way up on the straightaways and down on the corners."

Scelzi led the first eight laps before finishing third to lock his Roth Motorsports backed entry into the main event. However, the team decided to play it safe and skip the feature following a parts failure.

Scelzi will return to Thunderbowl Raceway this Saturday for the 29th annual Cotton Classic with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

"It's my favorite race track and it's a really great race," he said. "The competition this year is going to be near a World of Outlaws show. It will be so cool to have such a talented field. I'm looking forward to going head to head with these guys at a track I like and feel confident at."

Scelzi has finished fourth and ninth during two of his three King of the West races at Thunderbowl Raceway this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 4 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: DNS (-).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 29th annual Cotton Classic with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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"They are by far the most comfortable racing suit on the market," Scelzi said. "They are the safest suit you can possibly buy and they are the best looking. I can't thank Sparco enough for everything they do for me and my brother every single year."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, AXA Equitable Insurance with Bob & Gina Estrada, Panella Trucking, Roth Motorsports, Red Rose Transportation, Scelzi Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and ARP for their continued support.

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Eldora Sprintacular To Decide BOSS Championship

With the fall season clearly upon us, the 2014 racing season is rapidly coming to a close. For the Buckeye Machine BOSS sprint teams, there could be no better way to wrap up another great season than on the high banks of THE most famous dirt track in the world. This Saturday, October 11th will find the tour at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio as part of the "Sprintacular".

The Sprintacular is the only event in Ohio that features 3 different classes of sprint cars with complete shows run in one night! The All Star Circuit of Champions winged 410 sprint cars and the NRA 360 winged sprint cars will be joining the traditional non wing Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series for what once again promises to be a "can't miss" racing event for the fans. Last season, 119 sprint cars signed in for competition including an incredible 54 BOSS entries.

Four drivers will enter the gates of Eldora with a chance at claiming the BOSS championship. Russiaville, Indiana driver Dustin Smith holds a 10 point lead and hopes to become the first two time series champion. Smith, known as "The Hustlin Hoosier" earned the inaugural 2012 BOSS title in dramatic fashion at Eldora. In both 2012 (Smith) and 2013 (Tony Beaber) the eventual champion faced adversity and came through the B-Main. Then from the rear of the main, they drove through the field to earn a championship in spectacular fashion before a packed grandstand on short track racing's most prestigious stage.

Wapakoneta, Ohio veteran Mike Miller, affectionately known as "The Magic Man" by BOSS fans, led the championship hunt for much of the season. Miller trails by 10 points and is the only serious threat to keep Smith from earning a second title. Also with a mathematical shot at the title are Michael Fischesser, "The Nati Nightmare" from Cincinnati, Ohio and Brandon Spithaler from Evans City, Pennsylvania. Spithaler, known as the "Evans City Earthmover" for his exciting rim riding style, is now the all time BOSS feature win leader.

The Buckeye Machine BOSS regulars will all be in action fighting for their share of more than $15,000 in cash and prizes awarded to the top 15 in points. Rounding out the current top 15 are: Derek Hastings (Forest, OH), Chuck Wilson (Toledo, OH), Aaron Middaugh (Polk, OH), Chad Wilson (Toledo, OH), Adam Miller (McDonald, PA), Logan Hupp (Columbus, IN), Bob McMillin (Wampum, PA), Joe Butera (Wampum, PA), Joe Liguori (Tampa, FL), Steve Little (Waynesfield, OH), and Andy Fike (Ashland, OH).

In three previous BOSS events at Eldora, three different drivers have graced victory lane. Luke Hall of Ludlow Falls, Ohio won the 2012 "Blue Collar Bash". Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma won the 2013 "Sprintacular" and Elizabethtown, Indiana's Chase Stockon scored the win earlier this season on "Family Fun Night".

The standard 2014 BOSS purse is in effect paying $1,500 to win and $250 to start. Any driver unable to start the main event is guaranteed $100 tow money. Heat races will be the top four finishers thanks to our heat race sponsors: Burdette Builders (Sunman, IN), Lias Tire/American Racer (Indiana, PA), FAST Signs (Dayton, OH), Quest Restoration (Toledo, OH), S & H Nerfs (Piqua, OH), The Blue Room Restaurant (Kirby, OH) and Elliott's Custom Trailer Sales (Warsaw, IN).

In typical BOSS style, multiple bonus awards will be available to teams. $50 bonus awards are supplied by The Bridge Restaurant (Sidney, OH) - Hard Charger Award, The Lynn Cook "A Racer's Friend" - Hard Luck Award, and the Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair (Ashland, OH) - Steel block award. There are also free tires awarded to the highest finisher on all 4 Hoosiers (courtesy of Hoosier Tire Midwest) and all 4 American Racers (courtesy of Lias Tire / American Racer). Finally, one lucky driver earns a bonus before even hitting the race track. Rusty and Cappie McClure of Ashland, Ohio provide a "Lucky Pill Draw" award for a free pit pass and hot dogs for the pit crew. BOSS is already working on exciting and unique bonus awards for 2015 as well!

With cool temperatures expected on Saturday, starting times have been moved up. Pit gates will open at 1 pm with the BOSS drivers meeting set for 3:45 pm. Fuel sales will end and pill draw will close at 4 pm. BOSS sprints will not fire engines until 5:15 with hot laps at 5:40. Racing action will begin at 6 pm. Working raceceivers and westhold transponders are required and will be available to rent. There are no registration or membership fees with BOSS and of course the tire rule is open. Payoff will be done at the BOSS tent after the main event.

General admission for ages 13 and up will be $20 with kids 12 and under just $4. Pit passes will be just $25 and the pit access is available only to ages 14 and up. Any kids 14-17 will be required to have a minor release filled out and signed by a parent or legal guardian.

For more information on this event, go to www.eldoraspeedway.com or for more information on BOSS check out the series website at www.buckeyesprints.com.

 

 

Champion to Display 50th Anniversary Shelby FIA 289 Cobra at SEMA

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(October 7th, 2014 / Clinton, MO)Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants, additives, chemicals and motor oils for over 58 years, will have on display this year at the Las Vegas SEMA Show in Booth #25021, a limited edition 50th Anniversary Shelby 289 FIA Cobra.

In 1964, Shelby American, today a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK) introduced the FIA version of the small block Cobra, which competed in the 1964 World Manufacturers Championship series against marquees like Aston Martin, Jaguar and Corvette. To celebrate the birth of the 289 Ford powered roadsters, Shelby American will offer 50 limited edition continuation (CSX7000) Shelby 289 FIA Cobras. Each will be painted “Viking Blue” with FIA stripes and roundels, feature a black FIA interior, special billet anniversary badges, original style wheels and a variety of additional options. The 50th Anniversary FIA Shelby Cobra is making its SEMA debut on November 4-7, 2014

“The 289 FIA Shelby Cobras were among the most important cars in American racing history,” said John Luft, President of Shelby American. “The FIA Cobras built during that period were piloted by racing legends including Ken Miles, Dan Gurney, Phil Hill and Bob Bondurant. Thus, some of the most revered drivers in the sport put the 289 FIA Cobra into the winner’s circle. Combining a robust, powerful American engine with a lightweight chassis was sheer brilliance. Shelby’s formula still resonates today and is followed by automakers worldwide.”

About Shelby American: Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American, Inc. manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street-car component vehicles; it offers the Shelby GT, 1000, GT350, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the 2005-2014 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also builds the Shelby Raptor muscle truck and Shelby Focus ST hot hatch. For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 58 years. Champion also produces and blends over 300 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Saturday STN Format Adjusted!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 7, 2014) – It’s an event that has thrived upon urgency. The urgency to excel every time cars hit the track where every position counts. It has built the electric atmosphere that annually draws scores of race cars and race fans to the Short Track Nationals at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway.

That will be even more evident with this month’s 27th rendition of the crown jewel 360-ci Sprint Car racing event that offers up $15,000 to win and $2,500 just to start the October 25 STN finale.

It will be more evident in a change to the Saturday night portion of the event that runs from October 23-25 after the Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open kicks off the week’s intense racing festivities on Wednesday, October 22.

While the qualifying night format will remain the same with a full slate of heat races, qualifying races, “B” Mains and “A” Main on both Thursday and Friday, Saturday’s enhanced card offers action from the first green flag of the night up to the final checkered flag.

With the top three from each qualifying night locked into Saturday night’s Dash that sets the first three rows of the STN finale, the balance of the field will redraw to determine starting positions in eight “Saturday Night STN Showdowns”.

With passing points in effect for the STN Showdowns, points will be added to qualifying night point totals with the top eight in total points earning STN feature positions seven through 14.

The next 36 in points will go to three “B” Mains with the balance to three “C” Mains. The top finishers from the “C” Mains will move on to “B” Main action with the top two from each “B” Main moving on to the STN finale.

The enhanced format will result in 16 action-packed races for Saturday night including the Dash, more than the alphabet soup format of 10 races over the past three years yet still fewer than the format that produced 20-21 Saturday night races in 2009 and 2010.

The result is an ideal slate that gives fans more bang for their buck with races that count each time out, while also allowing those racers that may have struggled through a difficult qualifying night a better opportunity to make it through the field and potentially advance to the big show.

Entries for the prestigious event have been flowing into the I-30 Speedway track office at a steady pace with an update on entries to follow later in the week.

Entry forms for the Short Track Nationals are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/stn2014.pdf or by calling 501-455-4567. Entries submitted by October 14 are just $150 with entries after that date at $250.

The Wednesday night STN Open will offer $2,000 to win and $200 to start with the top four finishers eligible in order of finish for an STN provisional if necessary. If the Wednesday night STN winner also wins Saturday’s STN finale, Dixon Road U-Pull-It will award a $2,500 bonus on top of the winnings.

Last October, Sammy Swindell bested a field of 105 competitors for his third STN crown, racing to the checkered flag ahead of up-and-coming Christopher Bell, Anthony Nicholson, Johnny Herrera and Shane Stewart.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 23-25, 2014. $15,000 to win the STN finale on October 25 with $2,500 to start the STN championship feature. Race time is 7:30 p.m. each night. Rain date is October 30, October 31 & November 1. The $2,000 to win and $200 to start Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open kicks off all the action on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m.

The Format: Approximately half the field will take to the track in the Thursday night qualifying event, with the other half in Friday’s qualifying event. The popular format of heats and qualifying races will once again be in place on the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights. The top 14 in cumulative points from heats and qualifiers will be locked into that night’s main event, with two or three “B” Mains, depending upon car count, contested to fill out the qualifying night feature field.

The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.

The balance of the field will redraw on Saturday to set lineups for eight (8) “Saturday Night STN Showdowns”. With passing points in effect, points will be added to qualifying night point totals (heats, qualifying races and features) with the top eight (8) in total points advancing to STN feature starting positions 7-14.

The next 36 in total points will go to three “B” Mains with the remainder of the field to three “C” Mains. Top finishers from “C” Mains will move on to “B” Main action, with the top two from each “B” Main moving on to the STN finale.

Wednesday’s Short Track Nationals Open will have no impact upon Thursday, Friday or Saturday lineups, with the exception that the top finisher among Wednesday’s top four that is unable to qualify for Saturday night’s STN finale will be offered a provisional.

Wednesday’s STN Open will include heat races lined up by pill draw with passing points in effect that will set lineups for the “B” Main(s) (multiple “B” Mains if necessary depending upon car count) and “A” Main.

The Past Winners: Sammy Swindell (2013, 2011 and 1990), Paul McMahan (2012 and 2002), Brad Sweet (2010), Tony Bruce, Jr. (2009 and 2008), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Gary Wright (2004, 2003, 1999 and 1995), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994), John Gerloff (1993), Steve Kinser (1991, ’89 and ‘88). 1992 finale was rained out.

The Tickets: Advance tickets for either three or four nights are on sale through Monday, October 20, no advance sales after that. Single night tickets are not available in advance. Tickets ordered in advance are just $61 for all four nights (Wednesday through Saturday) or $51 for three nights (Thursday through Saturday) with $1 off if paying cash.

Day of show prices are $15 on Wednesday, $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $3 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then $6 on Saturday with a $1 cash discount per ticket.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, call the track at 501-455-4567 or e-mail orders to raceytlc@sbcglobal.net.

Pit passes are $25 on Wednesday, $30 on both Thursday and Friday and $35 on Saturday.

The PPV: Can’t make your way to Little Rock, AR, for this prestigious event? Once again you can still catch every lap of the action on your computer via live Pay-Per-View. Just check out www.shorttracknationals.com for pricing and ordering information. Orders are being taken now.

The Trade Show & Midway: This year’s rendition of the Short Track Nationals will also include the Tenth Annual Short Track Nationals Trade Show & Midway. Fans, drivers & crews will have the opportunity to visit vendor displays, which opens at noon on Wednesday and then at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The deadline for guaranteed vendor space is Monday, October 20. Inquiries regarding vendor space should be directed to dssm93@msn.com.

For more information regarding the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, contact I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567 or check online at http://www.i-30speedway.com/shorttracknationals.html.

 

 

NIGHT THUNDER TO RUMBLE AGAIN

FOR many Speedway fans in Western Australia Night Thunder represented an iconic television show for many years.

This summer sees the return of an all-new Night Thunder TV program with a new home at FOX SPORTS.

The Sprintcar Entrants Group has struck a deal with with Perth Motorplex Productions that will see 13 episodes of WA sprintcar racing aired on Fox Sports 5 this summer.

This includes 11 rounds of the AHG Sprintcar Series plus two nights of the Krikke Boys Shootout that will be held at Quit Bunbury Speedway on February 28/March 1.

Night Thunder will be led by Dean Neal, an experienced producer, director and former presenter for the ANDRA Pro Series Drag Racing shows that aired on Channel 10 and ONE.

He will be joined by Sharmain Kendrick in covering the stories from the field and supported by legendary commentator Con Migro for the race action.

Neal, who is the Perth Motorplex production and media manager, is excited about showcasing the sport in a whole new light.

“We respect the fact that the Sprintcar Entrants Group has had a strong television coverage for several seasons but we are excited to be delivering a fresh package for one of the strongest domestic speedway series in the country – in full high-definition,” Neal said.

“For us to be included in Foxtel’s recently-announced restructure is a fantastic vote of confidence for speedway and more specifically sprintcars and we are looking forward to the challenge.

“I am very passionate about the venues…the Motorplex is a superb venue and very television friendly and the improvements that are being made in Bunbury will not be lost in the television production or on the industry.

“We are digging deep to provide more colour and a fresh approach to a familiar product.”

SEG chairman Geoff Kendrick was equally excited about the new arrangement that has been a long time in the making.

“We have had a wonderful and fruitful relationship with Power Productions in the past and we thank them for the great job they have done for us,” Kendrick said.

“The Motorplex is now producing its own television content and the Sprintcar Entrants Group through the AHG Sprintcar Series is proud to play a major role in that.

“We are looking forward to seeing our great series showcased in a new way and can’t wait to see what the first program looks like.” The Grand Opening at the Perth Motorplex on October 18 will be aired on November 3 at 8.30pm with the Magic Man 34 (on November 1) will be aired on November 24, also at 8.30pm.

Television schedule

October 18: Grand Opening Showdown, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC November 3.

November 1: Magic Man 34, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC November 24.

November 22: Scardifield Smash Repairs King of Wings, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC December 8.

December 6: Watsons Express Transport WA Sprintcar Championship, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC December 22.

December 26: Sprintcar Christmas Cup, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC January 12.

December 27: Battery All Types Southern Thunder Series, Quit Bunbury Speedway. Airs WC January 19.

January: Sprintcar Muster, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC February 2.

February 28: Quit Krikke Boys Shootout, Quit Bunbury Speedway. Airs WC March 16

March 1: Quit Krikke Boys Shootout, Final, Quit Bunbury Speedway. Airs WC March 23.

March 14: Sprintcar Westernapolis, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC March 30.

March 28: The General Firecracker 50, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC April 13.

April 4: DiCandilo Steel City Sprintcar Silver Cup, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC April 27.

April 18: Gold Cup Grand Final, Perth Motorplex. Airs WC May 11.

 

 

Danny Holtgraver Will Join 'Outlaws' at Rolling Wheels Pittsburgh Native Finished 16th During ‘National Open’ at Williams Grove

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Pittsburgh, PA (October 7th, 2014) - After spending the recent weekend with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Danny Holtgraver will rejoin the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series trail this Saturday evening, October 11th at the Rolling Wheels Raceway Park near Elbridge, New York. Holtgraver, who pilots the Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, no. 10H sprint car, will follow the national series north to Elbridge, New York for a one-night program, which takes shape during the annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week. This will be Holtgraver’s second-ever trip to ‘New York’s Premier Motorsports Venue,’ with his first visit to the big 5/8’s mile oval being in 2009. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native continues to hunt for a career-first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series main event win, and will continue that hunt this Saturday night at Rolling Wheels.

“I haven’t been to Rolling Wheels since 2009 so I am due for a trip back” said Holtgraver, “We missed the show during my first visit, but hopefully I can rebound and get the 10H up front on Saturday...it’s a big track that requires a lot of momentum and we’ve been successful on tracks like that this year...there isn’t a lot of racing left (in 2014) so we want to race with the World of Outlaws as much as possible...I just want to thank everyone involved; My Dad, Pup, Earl, Sandy, Rob Hunter...we want that first ‘Outlaw’ win so we are going to work towards that this weekend.”

The Hunter Racing ‘10H’ team recently competed with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; during the 52nd Annual ‘National Open.’ After being ‘rained-out’ during Friday night’s preliminary program just before qualifying time trials ended, Danny Holtgraver would rejoin the ‘Outlaws’ on Saturday night, October 4th during the Williams Grove Speedway ‘National Open’ finale. The former Lernerville Speedway track champion earned a heat race victory on Saturday night, automatically qualifying himself for the 40-lap, $50,000-to-win main event. Holtgraver would finish 16th after starting the main event from the outside of row number five. There were 55 cars entered for competition.

“It was a pretty good night...we had some trouble on a late restart that put us back a bunch of positions, but that’s how it goes sometimes” explained Holtgraver, “Some of the best drivers in the country were there all weekend at Williams Grove, so to qualify for the main event is pretty awesome in its own respect...I just want to thank Rob Hunter...he gives me the opportunity to race each and every weekend...we have some time left this year...hopefully we can get a few more wins for him before the season wraps up!”

Those seeking additional information regarding this Saturday’s World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series program at the Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, New York should visit the ‘Outlaws’ live on the web at www.woosprint.com.

News and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during the entire 2014 season. Be sure to check out the official online home of Danny Holtgraver at www.dannyholtgraver.com; as well as keep up with the Pittsburgh native via social networks including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

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Recent Highlights: Finished 16th (A-Main) at Williams Grove Speedway on October 4th during 52nd Annual ‘National Open.’

2014 Wins: 7: (1- Attica Raceway Park (ASCoC)(OH); 1-Butler Speedway (ASCoC) (MI); 2- Lernerville Speedway (PA); 1 - Mercer Raceway Park (PA); 1-Eldora Speedway (ASCoC); 1- Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PA))

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!

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

 

 

Perris Auto Speedway

EARLY ENTRIES FOR 19TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS!

(Perris, CA, October 7, 2014) The early entry deadline for the 410 portion of the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 7th and 8th is fast approaching on October 14th. As of Monday, October 6th, the following drivers have already submitted entries. Included in the drivers already entered are three-time winner Dave Darland of Lincoln, Indiana, Concord, California’s Damion Gardner who has won the race two times and 2012 race champion Mike Spencer of Temecula. An entry form for the prestigious race is at the end of this release.

Entries

0 - Alex Malycke - Purceville, VA

2F - Danny Faria Jr. - Tipton, CA

4 - Damion Gardner - Concord, CA

4X - Tracy Hines - Wilkinson, IN

5 - Chad Boespflug - Plainfield, IN

5V - Colby Copeland - Roseville, CA

7 - TBA

16 - Mike Martin - Yuma, AZ

20 - Bryan Clauson - Noblesville, IN

32 - Chase Stockon - Elizabethtown, IN

37RW - Jon Stanbrough - Avon, IN

37 - Matt Mitchell - Orange, CA

37F - Nic Faas - Huntington Beach, CA

39E - Kyle Edwards - Fountain Valley, CA

50 - Mike Spencer - Temecula, CA

56 - Ryan Bernal - Hollister, CA

69 - Brady Bacon - Broken Arrow, OK

71P - Dave Darland - Lincoln, IN

73 - Kevin Thomas Jr. - Cullman, IN

73X - TBA

91R - Brody Roa - Buena Park, Ca

92 - Jake Swanson - Anaheim, CA

Dave Darland, center, after winning his third Oval Nationals in 2013. Second place finisher Bryan Clauson is on the left and third place finisher Mike Spencer is on the right. Media please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Two-time (2009 & 2011) Oval Nationals Champion Damion Gardner and 2012 winner Mike Spencer battle for position at Perris Auto Speedway. Media, please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Advance tickets for the Oval Nationals are on sale 24 hours a day by calling 1-800 595-4849 or by clicking on the following link to purchase tickets online: Order Oval Nationals Tickets

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

Camping for all events at The PAS is available for $25.00 per night. The campground will open at noon on Friday. Tailgating in the spectator parking lot will begin at 1:00 PM for all PAS events as well.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate sponsors for the 2014 season. 1-800LoanMart, 777 Racecars, All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, BlueLine Rental, Budweiser, CamGuard, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Edelbrok, Engine Pro, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, K&N Engineering, Marjon RV, Pacific Coach Works, Pep Boys, P.I.P.E., Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Running Waters Hospice, Scott Sales, Shaver Racing Engines, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint Car Driving Experience, Square H, Swedish Speed, Town and Country Golf Carts, Trench Shoring, United States Army, US Foods and Valley Auto Salvage.

To keep up with all of the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, sign up at The PAS Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the web site LoudPedal Productions

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

The Nineteenth Annual

Budweiser Oval Nationals

"Presented by All Coast Construction"

at Perris Auto Speedway November 7 & 8, 2014

$20,000 to WIN - $1,000 to START 40 LAP “A” MAIN

Total Purse Over $91,000

This is a USAC National Competition for Non Wing Sprint Cars. Amsoil USAC/CRA and USAC National points will be awarded both nights.

Tires: Hoosier 105/16-15 Medium is the only approved right rear tire with the following exception - Emergency Tire 105/18-15 Hard. (Emergency Tire may only be introduced at the discretion of USAC Officials). All other corners are open.

Weight: 1325 lbs with driver and equipment.

Mufflers: Mufflers are mandatory. Mufflers must not exceed 95 DBA at 100’ radius.

Safety: One way radios are MANDATORY. Rock Screens and USAC approved head and neck restraint devices are recommended.

All other rules will be governed by the USAC National rulebook.

For further information call the PAS office at 951-940-0134 or email Kim Kazarian at openwhchic.kim@aol.com entries can be sent to:

Perris Auto Speedway - 18700 Lake Perris Dr., Perris, CA 92571 (951) 940-0134 CAMPING AVAILABLE ON THE LAKE PERRIS FAIRGROUNDS PLEASE CALL (951)-940-0134

ENTRY FORM

I hereby make the following entry for the Oval Nationals at the Perris Auto Speedway on November 7 & 8, 2014 subject to the rules and regulations of Perris Auto Speedway and the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. Entry is subject to final approval from Perris Auto Speedway. Perris Auto Speedway reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone or car for the Oval Nationals. All entries will compete both nights. USAC National and USAC/CRA Rules Apply. Provisional starts will be awarded for both National and CRA series.

Pre Entry Fee with entry form before October 12, 2014 - $100.00. Entries at the gate $250.00.

Pit passes will be $50.00 for each night. NO REFUNDS.

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE RACE FORMAT AND PURSE MONEY PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.PERRISAUTOSPEEDWAY.COM OR EMAIL Kim Kazarian AT openwhchic.kim@aol.com.

FOR TICKET INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 951-940-0134.

PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT CLEARLY

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Cox 6th at Toller Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justyn Cox and his Cox Racing team headed to the Marysville Raceway Park on Saturday night, where Cox picked up a sixth place finish in what was dubbed as the Sherm Toller Classic.

“It was pretty wet and heavy all night, and we were just a step behind the track it seemed,” Cox said. “We had a decent car, but lapped traffic hurt us a little and we slipped back a little towards the end of the feature.”

Going out early in time trials, Cox timed the Capitol Casino/Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet/JRI Shocks No. 31C machine in ninth fastest, putting himself on the front row of his heat race.

Taking the green flag, Cox jumped into the lead, and went on to pick up the win leading flag to flag, putting him in the fourth row of the feature event.

On a track that stayed fast, Cox battled a racecar that was a little on the tight side, but managed to hang in a tight pack inside the Top-Five.

Working in dense lapped traffic, contact with a lapped car saw Cox’s nosewing come dislodged, ultimately making a tight racecar even more tight, and tough the maneuver.

In the closing laps, Cox settled into the sixth position, where he would stay as the race came to a close.

“We missed the setup just a touch, but still had a great run going,” Cox added. “We ran inside the Top-Five, and battled all race long, but lapped traffic got a little sketch, and once we lost the nose-wing, all we could do was hang on.”

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

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-22, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-9

ON TAP: Cox and his team will take a week off before retuning to action October 16-18th for the 21st Annual Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA.

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Allard Scores Exciting Toller Classic Win

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making the short trip to the Marysville Raceway Park on Saturday night, Jonathan Allard cashed in for his 12th win of the 2014 season with the Tri-C Motorsports team, as he grabbed the lead on the first lap of the feature event and never looked back.

“The track was fast, and tricky, and we were able to get out front early, and hold off some challengers and hang on and win even with a U-Joint breaking out of turn four,” Allard explained.

Timing the Tri-C Manufacturing/K&N/Redline oil backed No. 3c in sixth fastest, Allard would go on to finish third in his heat race, putting himself in the third row of the feature event.

When the green flag waived on the feature event, front row starter, Kevin Lovell got upside-down, and Allard had nowhere to go and got some of the action, but was able to continue on with no damage, and move up to the fourth spot.

The second attempt at a start saw Allard make a very bold move on the high-side of turns one and tow, and heading down the back stretch, the Chico, CA had the lead, as he began to set the tempo on the MRP surface.

Behind Allard the action was intense, as Willie Croft began charging forward, as Allard felt pressure from Brent Dothage, Andy Forsberg and Croft, but he didn’t let he deter him as he found himself in traffic.

With a couple of yellows in the course of the feature event, Allard was able to keep his challengers at bay, but soon felt pressure from Croft as the race began to draw to a close.

A late race pile up in turn four, saw Allard and Croft both get some damage, but they both were able to continue on with just three laps to go.

Over the final laps, Allard was able to break away from Croft, and as he exited turn four, coming to the checkered flag, his U-Joint expired, but somehow he was able to beat Croft to the line and pick up the win.

“I though we were done when that happened,” Allard said. “I was shocked we beat Willie Croft back to the line. I can’t thank Randy V and the boys enough for their hard work, and the Lamar family for continuing to support us and let us race so much.”

Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, K&N, ButlerBuilt, Platinum Powder Coating, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, Weld Wheels, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-58, Wins-12, Top 5’s-29, Top 10’s-40.

ON TAP: Allard and the Tri-C Motorsports team will head to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Saturday night for the Cotton Classic with the King of the West Series.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.com, or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

 

 

Croft Claims Second At Toller Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Willie Croft and his team were on their way to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Saturday afternoon when a flat tire on his rig, forced an audible, and the team back tracked to the Marysville Raceway Park, where Croft made a late race surge to score a second place finish.

“It was an extremely long way with our trip starting out towards Tulare, and ending up in Marysville, CA, but a second place finish makes that long day a little easier,” Croft admitted.

Showing up a bit late to the track after their adventure, Croft timed his Holey Smokes BBQ/Christian Stover Foundation/ButlerBuilt No. 29 machine in ninth fastest, before absolutely obliterating the field in heat race action.

Lining up ninth in the feature event, Croft would get off to a great start as he quickly worked his way up to the fourth spot as he battled with Justyn Cox, Brent Dothage, and Andy Forsberg when the race’s first caution flew.

Continuing to battle in a tight pack, all while chasing after race leader Jonathan Allard, Croft hung in the fourth spot around the half point in the race when the caution flag again waived slowing the pace of the race.

When the action resumed, Croft was able to make quick work of Forsberg and Dothage as he moved into the second spot, and began closing in on Allard as the laps continued to click down.

As the laps continued to click off, a pile up took place in turn four, just three laps shy of the finish, giving Croft one final shot at Allard for the top spot.

With both cars getting a little damage trying to avoid the pile up, they both stayed on track, and thrilled the crowd for the final three laps. Giving Allard everything he had, Croft came up just short of the victory, as he crossed the stripe for his third consecutive second place finish.

“That’s three races in a row things have got exciting on the last lap,” Croft said. “Unfortunately each time we have came up just short, so hopefully with a couple of big races left, we can get one spot better and end our year on a high not. I really need to thank my guys for their hard work, on what was an extremely eventful day.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, The Christian Stover

Foundation, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Shark Racing Engines, A.R.T., M.R.O. Industrial Supply, Redline Oil, Kaeding Performance, PaPa’s Beef Jerky, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, AIC Powdercoating, and GUTS for their support in 2014.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-25, Wins-1, Top 5’s-9 Top 10’s-11.

ON TAP: Croft now plans on heading back down to the Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday night for the Cotton Classic with the King of the West Series.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @wcroft29.

 

 

JACKSON PLACES 20 th ON DEBUT

It’ s probably fair t o say the first night of a new season for Jackson didn’t go to plan. After setting 18 th quickest in time trials, Jackson made the transfer directly into the A - Main by virtue of finishing fifth in his heat race but unfortunately, that’s where his luck ended. “ I had to pull the car out of gear to miss the first lap crash and I was put to the rear for the re start, but a t the restart the car felt good, ” Jackson said. “ As the race went on, the motor started cutting out, like it did earlier in the night, so I thought i t would be best to pull off the track. It looked like there was a fuel pi ck - up issue, but everything will be right for this Saturday night. “ Apart from the A - Main, everything seemed to go ok. We qualified well and made the A - Main. It ’ s just a shame we didn ’ t fi nish the final . ” A reminder that Jackson ’ s team page www.facebook.com/JacksonDealmont48 gives regular updates throughout the night of racing plus there is plenty of merchandise on sale at each meeting. Jackson will be in action this Saturday n ight for the next round of the Sprintcar Track Championship at Valvoline Raceway. Jackson would like to thank his sponsors for their support this season: Mad Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines Photo by Jo Richards – www.impactonline.net.au

 

TOBY STARTS OFF SEASON ON RIGHT NOTE

Toby Bellbowen had a season opener to remember on Satur day night at Valvoline Raceway. The night began in great fashion, setting the third quickest time in time trials followed by a fifth place finish in his heat which locked Toby directly into the A - Main. A win in the dash gave him a pole position start in the 30 lap feature event. As a point of interest, Toby also started from pole at this corresponding race last seas on. Right from the outset, the A - Main was destined to be a torrid affair. Toby led the opening nine laps before slipping back to second and then ultimately third, where he stayed and fought valiantly for the remainder of the race. “ We gave it a good crac k tonight,” Toby said. "Coming up just short in a field like this is nothing to be ashamed of. I knew I needed to lead early on to have a chance and winning the dash was vital to that. I ran the top for as long as I could until it got a bit tricky, especi ally off turn 4, but our car was good on the bottom, too. “ But tonight was a ll about limiting the mistakes and Jamie (Veal) and Roddy bot h drove great races. I think a thi rd suits us well. It's good for our team’s morale, but also kee ps us hungry to keep pushing. “ We are certainly knocking on the door now .” The regular Facebook updates proved to be very popular as did the new range of merchandise that is now on sale. If you haven’t already, make sure you like www.facebook.com/tobybellbowen70 to be kept up - to - date each week. Toby’s next appearance will be this Saturday night, October 11 at Valvoline Raceway for round 2 of the Sprintcar Track Championship. The October and November schedule is as fo llows: Saturday, October 11 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship – Round 2 Saturday, October 25 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship – Round 3 Saturday, November 8 – Valvoline Raceway T rack Championship – Round 4 Saturday, November 22 – Valvoline Race way Track Championship – Round 5 Toby would like to thank the following sponsors for their support during the 2014/2015 racing season: Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire Lander Toyota Vortex Race Products Duncan & Foster Engine Reconditioning B & B Graphics Murrell Distribution Photo by Jo Richards – www. impactonline.net.au Ends Release...

 

Battling in Top-Ten at National Open

Big money was on the line Saturday for the Big Game Treestands #7 team at Williams Grove Speedway. After Friday’s program rained out, much more favorable weather was in store the following day as ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ signed into ‘The Grove’ for the $50,000-to-win National Open.

Earning a top-five finish during weekly competition the week before at Williams Grove, a much more stout field of competition assembled at the paper-clip ½-mile on Saturday as 55 of the best drivers in the world signed in. Qualifying 14th to earn a front row starting spot in heat competition, Dollansky battled ‘PA Posse’ local Don Kreitz Jr. before taking the top spot for good and winning the 8-lap event. Securing a spot in the all-important dash, the Eyecon Trail Cameras Maxim started outside row four and finished 9th.

Set to go for 40-laps around the ½-mile for the 52nd running of the prestigious event, the Aggressive Hydraulics backed sprinter took seventh from Donny Schatz in the opening laps of the main event. Hugging the low-line, Dollansky swapped positions with Schatz and Shane Stewart until a caution on lap 14. When action resumed, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ again fought for position with Stewart and Lucas Wolfe before another yellow on lap 27. Restarting on the inside of the double-file restart with 13 circuits remaining, a tough restart saw Dollansky lose a few positions and go on to finish just outside the top-ten in 11th.

"We didn't come out with the result we would like to have but we had a decent night when you consider the quality of teams and only twenty-four make the show," commented the Elk River, Minnesota native. "I felt like our qualifying effort was good and winning our heat put us into the dash. In the A-Main we were in seventh until the last restart after the open red but lost four positions trying to get up to speed. We had a better car on the long runs but weren't able to gain back what we lost on the restart before the checkered flag."

 

 

I-30 Speedway Partners With DirtonDirt.com For Another Live Production Of The PrestigiousCOMP Cams Short Track Nationals Oct. 22-25

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 7, 2014) — For the third consecutive year, Sprint Car fans around the world will be able to watch I-30 Speedway’s COMP Cams Short Track Nationals live on their computer screens through a liveonline pay-per-view production on www.shorttracknationals.com.

I-30 Speedway and Internet video production company DirtonDirt.com have again partnered to offera live video production of the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Oct. 23-25as the country’s top Sprint Car drivers converge on I-30’s quarter-mile oval for the 27th running of one of the sport’s most prestigious events.

“We’re thrilled to be back and working with Tracey and her team again,” said DirtonDirt.com founder Michael Rigsby. “This event continues to grow, and we hope we can showcase that for the Sprint Car fans out there. One thing about Little Rock, it’s ALWAYS exciting, and the racetrack always produces something that fans remember. It should be another really good year in Little Rock, and online!”

The action-packed weekend kicks off with the Short Track Nationals Open on Wednesday night, Oct. 22. Added to the Short Track Nationals weekend last season, the Openwas a major hit with competitors and fans alike. The standalone event pays $2,000 to the winner and provides a provisional starting spot for Saturday’s main event to the highest finishing driver among the top four to not make the A-Main.

Short Track Nationals preliminary action kicks off Thursday, Oct. 23 with a complete program of heat races, qualifiers, B-mains, and a 25-lap feature with the top three finishers locking into Saturday night's dash for cash and feature.The same program will be held Friday, Oct. 24, leading up to last-chance events and the $15,000-to-win main event on Saturday, Oct. 25.

The five-camera coverage will be hosted by veteran announcers Ben Shelton and Bryan Hulbert from inside the booth, while Scott Traylor of RacinBoys.com will provide reports and interviews from the pit area.

The Short Track Nationals live video production will have its own home on the Internetat www.shorttracknationals.com, where fans can go now to order their pay-per-view package. Single-night prices are set at $24.99 per night or fans can order a four-day package and watch the entire weekend’s action for just $69.99, a savings of over $30 over buying each night separately.

Fans are encouraged to follow the Short Track Nationals on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShortTrackNationals and Twitter at www.twitter.com/ShortTrackNats (@ShortTrackNats). The official Twitter hashtag for the event and live video production is #ShortTrackNats.

 

 

King of the West

Three-time & defending Cotton Classic champ Tim Kaeding will be in action this Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway aboard the Rod Tiner Racing No. 83. The San Jose throttle-masher made a wild final lap pass of Jason Meyers last season to win the event in thrilling fashion. Kaeding has made two King of the West Series starts this year, with one victory coming at the Marysville Raceway Park on June 7.

It will be a warm up for the Kaeding/ Tiner combo with the Trophy Cup occurring next weekend at the Thunderbowl. TK has captured the Trophy Cup three times before in his career, including the year 2006 for Tiner.

Reserved grandstand seats for the Cotton Classic on Saturday will cost $25 with general admission bleacher tickets $20. To reserve your seat contact (559) 688-0909. The front gate will open at 4pm with racing expected to get underway around 7pm. Also in action during the night will be USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars to make for a great card of racing.

The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds. Information on the track, including a seating chart can be found at www.thunderbowlraceway.com

Info on the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series can be found at http://www.kwssprints.com

Be sure to like the KWS Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/kingofthewestsprints and become a member of our Twitter community at https://twitter.com/KwsSprintRacing for all the latest breaking news regarding the series

 

 

Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Aiming for Continued Success at I-80

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (Oct. 6, 2014) - Mark Burch Motorsports and Danny Lasoski are returning to I-80 Speedway this Saturday.

The team will tackle the Nebraska 360 Sprints event at the high-banked track, where they have scored a victory each of the past three seasons.

"We're pretty confident when we go there," Lasoski said. "It's a big, fast track and we seem to do well there."

Lasoski has powered to a victory, three top-two finishes and five top-seven results this season at I-80 Speedway.

"I like any track that gives you a top and a bottom lane," he said. "It's a good place to race."

Mark Burch Motorsports, which is based in nearby Lincoln, Neb., has won two races this season and has earned nine top-five finishes and 13 top 10s in 19 races this season.

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 13 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Nebraska 360 Sprints

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Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

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"I don't know whether to say I am proud or embarrassed that we are still running the same four AFCO adjustable gas shocks built by Dave Shaw at Speedway Motors Shock Service," Burch said. "They have definitely been a nice complement to our package. We have been fast everywhere with them. Sometimes when you get off to trying new things, it's easy to get lost. We have been on track with our AFCO shocks since Day 1. Although we regularly have routine maintenance done on our shocks, the adjustability of our baseline has let us focus on trying to get the rest of the package tuned in. We look forward to tuning our combination this weekend at one of our home tracks."

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Teenage Rookie Logan Rayvals Set to Continue Canadian Supermodified Tradition at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (October 6, 2014) – Oswego Speedway, the home of the Budweiser International Classic 200 and Supermodified racing, has also been a home away from home for some of Canada’s top short track open-wheel competitors.

Beginning in 2015, young Brockville, Ontario native Logan Rayvals will open his chapter in a long standing Canadian story at Oswego, coming in as a Supermodified rookie with a familiar name.

Champions Doug Didero, Ken Andrews, and Warren Coniam lead a long list of Canadian standouts including Randy Ritskes, Dave McKnight, and Norm Mackareth, each of which has made their mark on Oswego Speedway and Supermodified racing through the Speedway’s storied history.

Part of that rich Canadian history at Oswego Speedway is Craig Rayvals, Logan’s father.

A former Small Block Supermodified Classic champion at Oswego, Craig quickly adapted to Supermodified racing, winning the prestigious Jim Shampine Memorial in May of 2004 in an effort with Oswego Classic champion Mike Muldoon.

Craig returned to victory lane in August of 2008, picking up his second career Supermodified win at the ‘Steel Palace.’

In total, the elder Rayvals has scored 15 top five finishes in Supermodified competition at Oswego, but in recent years has begun to foster the driving career of his son Logan.

A veteran of kart racing and NEMA Lites midget competition, Logan will make the jump to Novelis Supermodified action at Oswego next season, looking to become the first Canadian Supermodified Rookie of the Year at Oswego since Mike Hooper scored co-rookie honors in 2004.

Rayvals, who will be just 18 years of age when he takes his first green flag in 2015, says everything he has done in racing to this point has pointed him to Oswego Speedway.

“Oswego has really been the home track for my family, I have been going to the track with my dad for a very long time, and I have always wanted to be able to race there (Oswego),” said Rayvals. “I’ve had a couple chances to race at Oswego with the Midget. Once last year and at this year’s Race of Champions. The Midget is a great learning curve, and I am going to miss them, but the hour and a half drive to Oswego is easier than the usual six to seven hour drive to run the Midget.”

Rayvals finished the 2014 NEMA Lites season in seventh position overall with podium finishes at Evans Mills Speedway, Waterford Speed Bowl, and Star Speedway. Despite his recent success in the Midget ranks, Rayvals understands the move to Supermodified racing will be a big step.

“I have always wanted to drive a Supermodified,” said Rayvals. “It is going to be a really big change from the Midget, and they are two very different racecars. I’m excited to try our Supermodified out though, and I am happy to be back at Oswego weekly. We have made many great friends there over the years.”

In a bit of irony, the Supermodified that Rayvals refers to will be the former Locke Racing No. 37 Hawk machine that Canadian native Ritskes drove to three main event wins and a podium finish in the Speedway’s 2014 driver standings.

Rayvals Racing recently took possession of the Supermodified to begin preparation for young Logan’s rookie campaign.

“I’m not expecting to go out the first race next season and win or even finish in the top ten,” said Rayvals. “I have learned from racing the Midget that you need to get comfortable with the car you’re driving before you can start taking it to the edge. If the car is in one piece and I can say I am getting comfortable, then I will be happy.”

Recently, although now a US citizen, Ritskes has carried on the Canadian lineage at Oswego along with ISMA Supermodified champion and International Classic veteran Mike Lichty. Rayvals will look to continue that tradition in 2015, as he hopes to build momentum in his new ride.

“Once I am comfortable with the car and the setup is there, a few good finishes would be great,” said Rayvals. “Overall, everyone with our team is excited to be back at Oswego, and if we can win the Rookie of the Year title that would be more than great.”

For more information on Rayvals Racing and driver Logan Rayvals, visit their Facebook page online.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, follow on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway, or like on Facebook at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

“Turpen Breaks Through At Cherokee Speedway!”

October 6, 2014 – Cordova, TN - After the opening round of the USCS vs. URC North/South Shootout was rained out, the weekend came to a close in grand style as Morgan her KTB Motorsport, Don Berry Construction, Engler Machine & Tool #10m in Victory Lane at Cherokee Speedway. It was her second USCS win of the season, while also being credited with her first ever URC victory.

The win would not come easy, as Morgan had a spirited battle with 2012 URC champion Robbie Stillwaggon throughout the 30-lap main event.

Morgan jumped out to a lead early, before Stillwaggon slipped past on lap 2. The first caution was displayed on lap 8, as Eric Riggins Jr. ignited in flames. The red was then displayed the following lap when Bill Moore flipped in Turn 2. The race then went on a long green run after the restart, allowing Morgan to slip back past Stillwaggon on lap 17, only for him to counter and regain the top spot on lap 19. Morgan charged back to the lead one lap later. The caution was soon displayed for a spin by Brian Smith in Turn 2. The event would be slowed again at Lap 22, as a three-car incident in Turn 4 collected Jonathan Swanson, Brandon McLain and Terry Witherspoon. Swanson would then bring the caution out again on Lap 25, as he slowed on the back straightaway. The final caution was displayed as both Stillwaggon and Brian Thomas came to a halt on the frontstretch on Lap 26. The remaining laps would finish without incident, as Morgan sailed away to the checkered.

Morgan kicked off her night with the win in the Engler Machine & Tool First Heat, out-dueling Hoosier Tire Speed Dash Winner Brandon McClain.

Morgan Continues to chase Terry Gray for the top spot in the USCS Outlaw Thunder National Points, with the season quickly drawing to a close.

The USCS will continue their 2014 campaign at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, on October 11th!

 

 

Budweiser International Classic to Air Thursday Night on SPEED SPORT, MAVTV

OSWEGO, NY (October 6, 2014) – The final event of Oswego Speedway’s debut programming series with SPEED SPORT and MAVTV will air Thursday, October 9 at 8 p.m. EST & PST featuring the 58th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds, which took place on Labor Day Weekend.

Thursday’s show will be the first national broadcast of Supermodified racing’s richest and most prestigious event, paying in excess of $100,000 in purse and contingency prizes to the 40 plus Novelis Supermodifieds that were in attendance to try and qualify for the coveted 34 starting positions.

The Speedway has held this iconic short track event since 1957, and it has been the premier Supermodified event in the world since 1961.

Several Indianapolis 500 veterans have used the International Classic as a stepping stone to the brickyard including Gordon Johncock, Sam Sessions, Bentley Warren, Davey Hamilton, and Joe Gosek, while others such as Jim Shampine, Nolan Swift, Eddie Bellinger, and Otto Sitterly have made their names famous in open-wheel short track racing as champions of the Classic.

The Classic, which runs 200 laps in total distance, is a must see spectacle in short track racing and is by far the longest Supermodified event of the season.

Veteran on-air personality Ralph Sheheen and former NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series Champion Johnny Benson will again lead the SPEED SPORT broadcast on MAVTV.

As a nationally recognized broadcaster, Sheheen has covered everything from swamp buggies to Formula One and from Supercross to Moto G-P. During Sheheen’s lengthy career he has held microphones for a wide variety of major television networks including CBS, FOX, NBC, SPEED Channel, TNT Sports, Versus, ESPN, TBS, TNN, Prime Network, Sports Channel America, and NHK.

Benson, who also has two starts in the Budweiser International Classic 200, will join Sheheen for the broadcast.

The Benson family, of Grand Rapids, MI, has a storied history at Oswego Speedway, as Johnny Benson Sr. drove to victory at Oswego Speedway in the 1966 running of the International Classic.

In the time since that ’66 victory, Benson Jr. has become an avid fan and participant in Supermodified racing across the country competing in International Supermodified Association events as well as his two starts in the Budweiser International Classic in 2011 and 2012.

Benson, who adds a 1993 ASA Series championship and 1996 Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year award to his resume, will no doubt add an experienced Supermodified eye to the September 11 SPEED SPORT broadcast on MAVTV.

Veteran pit reporter and former NEMA Midget racer, Derek Pernesiglio will be the third member of the broadcast team calling all the action from the Speedway’s pit lane.

Production will be over seen by Emmy award-winning television veteran Jim Roller. With a 31-year career in broadcasting, Roller has produced and directed programs for three major networks (ABC, NBC, and CBS) as well as every major cable entity in the United States (ESPN, TNN, USA, TBS Superstation, FOX Sports and SPEED). He completed a 12-year stint as senior producer for the American Le Mans Series.

MAVTV is available across the United States through local cable and video providers and via satellite on DirecTV.

MAVTV features all things in American Real Motorsports including ASCS Sprint Car Racing, ATV Pro MX, and now The Dave Despain Show.

For more information on MAVTV as well as SPEED SPORT MAGAZINE and SPEED SPORT visit online at www.mavtv.com.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, follow on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway, or like on Facebook at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

HARVEST CUP TO BE THE LAST RACE OF THE SEASON!

Haubstadt, IN - October 6, 2014. The 2014 season is about to come to a close for race fans that attend Tri-State Speedway. The Harvest Cup set for Saturday night October 11th will finalize the schedule. The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will headline a triple header that evening which will also include modified cars and mini sprints. The MSCS Sprints will be racing for a $4,000 first place feature prize to top off their season winnings. The series has been very active this season. The feature for the Harvest Cup will be number 16. It has also been a very competitive season. Eight different drivers have won main events. Robert Ballou leads the list with three wins. Five drivers have a pair of wins. They are Hunter Schuerenberg, Jeff Bland Jr., Brady Short, Daron Clayton, and Kyle Cummins. Tyler Courtney and Jon Stanbrough have also visited victory lane. The 2014 season has been one highlighted with hot streaks! Robert Ballou took three features in a row in a three week period at mid season. Jeff Bland Jr. had back to back victories Memorial Day Weekend. Brady Short had back to back wins in August beginning with the Hoosier Sprint Nationals. Daron Clayton won both MSCS and USAC co-sanctioned events which included the biggest payoff of the year at the Haubstadt Hustler. Hunter Schuerenberg won two of the first three races at the beginning of the season. Kyle Cummins has won two of the last four events held. The Harvest Cup has two roles to play in that it is also the final event on the MSCS schedule and provides an opportunity for a race site celebration along with some great racing. It is customary to present the MSCS Championship trophies and the MSCS Rookie of the Year Award as part of the activity fans can share in and enjoy. Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN, will be receiving the Championship trophy for 2014. He locked up the title chase with his performance at the September 27th event at which he put together a perfect night in winning both his heat and the feature. He widened his point lead to 142 markers. He now ranks as the only four time champion for the MSCS series. Cummins was a rookie in the series in 2003 with his four titles accumulating over a twelve year MSCS driving career with his first being captured in 2007. The MSCS Rookie of the Year honor is undecided going into the finals at the Harvest Cup. That opportunity is now only possible for two drivers. The Rookie of the Year will be either James Lyerla or Aaron Farney. Following the last event they were separated by a mere 25 points. Both have worked their way into the top ten in overall points. Lyerla is seventh and Farney eighth. Farney was fifth in the feature at the Fall Roundup and Lyerla tenth. If both drivers show up prepared and in top form the outcome will likely depend on the results of the feature. Chase Stockon won the Harvest Cup to conclude both the 2013 and 2012 seasons. The other past winner was Jon Stanbrough in 2011. With several tracks having already closed for the season, additional drivers will have an opportunity to compete at this race. The Harvest Cup has a 7:30 P.M. start time. Tri-State Speedway is in the Central Time Zone. Opening ceremonies begin 10 or 15 minutes earlier. Hot laps are at 6:30. Pit gates open at 3:30. Enjoy all the action. Racing also includes the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds who will be running for $1,000 to win plus the MMSA-MALS Lightning Mini Sprints.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway.

HOOSIER TIRE MSCS POINTS

Updated on September 28, 2014

1) 3c Kyle Cummins 964 2) 28 Brandon Mattox 822 3) 11p Brady Short 816 4) 12 Robert Ballou 787 5) 21 Carson Short 734

6) 04 Jeff Bland Jr. 685 7) 11 James Lyerla 685 8) 15F Aaron Farney 660 9) 32 Chase Stockon 628 10) 92 Daron Clayton 610

11) 4c Daylan Chambers 571 12) 4B Donny Brackett 565 13) 90x Bradley Sterrett 545 14) 37rw Jon Stanbrough 524 15) 20n Hunter Schuerenberg 396

16) 38w Chet Williams 387 17) 3R Brian Karraker 347 18) 21k Casey Shuman 334 19) 10x Aric Gentry 315 20) 02 Nick Hale 297

 

 

The 29thannual Cotton Classic at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway marks penultimate round of action for KWS on Saturday October 11

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – October 6, 2014…One of the more prestigious races in Central California each season is the annual Cotton Classic and this Saturday October 11 the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will tackle the 29th edition of the event, with a slight change in venue from previous years.

The history filled and always anticipated event takes place on Saturday at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, following the closing of Kings Speedway for the remainder of 2014. It will mark the fourth appearance of the season for the King of the West 410’s at the one-third mile clay oval and is also the penultimate event of the year for the series.

Winners of the Cotton Classic since the year 2000 have been Visalia’s Blake Robertson; Aliquippa, PA’s Tim Shaffer; San Jose’s Tim Kaeding, who has won it three-times including last season; Clovis’ Jason Meyers; Chico’s Stephen Allard, Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson and Chico’s Jonathan Allard, who has captured it three-times.

Reserved grandstand seats for the Cotton Classic on Saturday will cost $25 with general admission bleacher tickets $20. To reserve your seat contact (559) 688-0909. The front gate will open at 4pm with racing expected to get underway around 7pm. Also in action during the night will be USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars to make for a great card of racing.

The Cotton Classic is a perfect lead in to next week’s 21st annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup, as drivers get one final stab at the Thunderbowl prior to the three-night event on October 16, 17 & 17. Tickets for the Trophy Cup are also on sale by calling the box office, with all seating being reserved at the event.

Going into this Saturday Kyle Hirst continues his search at a second straight King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series title and brings a commanding 105-point lead into the Thunderbowl. The driver of the locally based Roth Motorsports No. 83jr is coming off his series leading fourth victory of the season on September 13 in Ventura. Hirst scored one of wins this year at the Thunderbowl Raceway in May at the Faria Memorial and looks to add the Cotton Classic to that.

The father/son duo of Bud & Brent Kaeding continue to fight it out for the second spot, with the younger Kaeding maintaining the position by 15-markers. Bud so far this year has driven the Williams Motorsports ZERO mount to one KWS victory, which came at the HK Classic in Watsonville. Brent has been close, but still in search of season win number one with the series. BK ran third in the previous Tulare appearance at the helm of his Al’s Roofing Supply No. 69.

In that most recent King of the West event in July at the Thunderbowl it was Chico’s Jonathan Allard who charged to victory aboard the Tri-C Manufacturing No. 3c machine. The Gold Cup champ has three KWS wins in 2014 & ranks fourth in the standings, with Roseville’s Sean Becker rounding out the top five in the Main Motorsports No. 35m. Becker has one victory with the series this year and is coming off a $5,000 score at the Chico Fall Nationals on September 27.

Grass Valley’s Jason Statler earned his first KWS win of the season recently on September 12 at the Santa Maria Speedway and maintains the sixth spot in the points. Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan sits just 11-markers back in seventh, with Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi only seven-points behind McMahan in eighth. Rookie contender DJ Netto of Hanford ranks ninth and Fremont’s Shane Golobic, the Civil War & Taco Bravo point leader, completes the top-10.

Talented Australian driver James McFadden will also be in the field aboard the Kaeding Performance/ Factory Kahne house car. McFadden is a past World Series Sprint Car and Australian champion and has been impressive during his time in the USA. The Aussi should be fun to watch in his Thunderbowl Raceway debut.

More drivers expected in action at the Cotton Classic will include opening night Gold Cup winner Carson Macedo of Lemoore, Fresno’s Craig Stidham & Cory Eliason, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Gilroy’s Jarrett Soares, Scotts Valley’s Evan Suggs, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Coarsegold’s Scott Parker, Tracy’s Austin Liggett, Grass Valley’s Pat Harvey, Winton’s Gordon Rodgers and others.

With much of the field also returning for the Trophy Cup it’s sure to be a great night of competition, as teams look to get their setups in top gear. All cars that start the Saturday A-main at Trophy Cup are guaranteed $2,000 in total winnings, with the overall champion guaranteed $20,000 in winnings.

King of the West Series A-main winners so far this year going into the Cotton Classic on Saturday

Tulare April 12: Tommy Tarlton Placerville April 19: Rico Abreu Chico May 3: Rico Abreu Petaluma May 10: Willie Croft Tulare May 17: Kyle Hirst Chico June 6: Kyle Hirst Marysville June 7: Tim Kaeding Hanford June 14: Kyle Hirst Ocean June 20: Jonathan Allard Calistoga June 21: Rico Abreu Ocean July 12: Bud Kaeding Placerville July 19: Sean Becker Tulare July 26: Jonathan Allard Stockton August 2: Jonathan Allard Santa Maria September 12: Jason Statler Ventura September 13: Kyle Hirst

The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds.

Following the Cotton Classic the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will finish the season on Saturday November 1 at the Stockton Dirt Track. The event marks the 31st Tribute to Gary Patterson and also features the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster season finale. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by contacting 916-370-9417.

Info on the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series can be found at http://www.kwssprints.com

Be sure to like the KWS Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/kingofthewestsprints and become a member of our Twitter community at https://twitter.com/KwsSprintRacing for all the latest breaking news regarding the series

 

 

Championship finale on tap for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo this Friday night at Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – October 6, 2014…What started back in April will officially come to end this Friday night October 10, with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo geared up to cap the 2014 season in style at the Ocean Speedway on championship night.

The most recent event on September 19 saw Watsonville’s Justin Sanders become the ninth different winner in 12 races this year, following a thrilling late race battle. By doing so, Sander’s also moved up to a season-high third in the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo standings going into the finale and has been one of the hottest drivers as of late.

The man of the hour going into Friday however is certainly Fremont’s Shane Golobic, who is looking to wrap up his second Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo title. The 23-year-old earned the Taco Bravo championship in 2012 while diving for Steve Osborne Motorsports and is searching to give current car owner Keith Day his second crown as well. Keith’s brother Ronnie drove to the title in 2011 aboard the familiar Keith Day Trucking No. 22 mount.

Golobic has scored one victory on the season and has tallied a trio of Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Awards throughout the course of the year. His impressive consistency has kept him out front for much of the campaign and comes into the finale possessing a 74-point advantage in the standings. One of his key nights came in May when he took the Nobel Construction Back Row Challenge and charged from 22nd to third. Since then it’s been clear sailing for the San Jose State graduate.

When it comes to history, Golobic is also gunning to become the third driver win two championships with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, joining Brent Kaeding and Tommy Tarlton.

After claiming Rookie of the Year in 2012 Lemoore’s Carson Macedo is looking to lock up the second spot in the Ocean Sprints standings on Friday night. The 18-year-old recent World of Outlaws winner has been as equally impressive when it comes to consistency this season, having finished among the top-five in all but two events. Macedo has been knocking on the door, but is still searching for his first Taco Bravo victory and he’ll look to check it off on Friday.

Completing his first full season of action with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto goes into Friday ranking fourth in the standings. The talented competitor has been impressive all season long and is coming off a fourth place finish during the most recent event on September 19. Reigning champ Brad Furr rounds out the top-five in points and is looking to rebound after a tough outing at the last event. The Stockton wheel-man has two wins this season and leads the Ocean Sprints with four fast time efforts.

Drivers rounding out the top-10 in the Ocean Sprints standings and looking for solid efforts at the finale this Friday will include Salinas’ Jason Chisum, Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Fresno’s Koen Shaw & Anthony Simone and Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum.

More possibilities for championship night include sevent-time Civil War Series champ Andy Forsberg of Auburn, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, Laton’s Heath Duinkerken, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Riverdale’s Landon Hurst, Hanford’s DJ Netto & Collin Markle, Visalia’s Steven Tiner, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, San Jose’s Nick Ringo Jr & Nicholas Ringo, San Francisco’s Nick Recsino Jr., San Jose’s Nick Green, Hollister’s Tomas Bray Scully and others.

The front gate at the Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night October 10 with hot laps at 5:15pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets costing $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $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.

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

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

 

 

Alan Krimes ' KSE Hard Charger' Against World of Outlaws Back in Action this Friday at Williams Grove/Lincoln on Saturday

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

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

Denver, PA (October 6th, 2014) - ‘Super’ Alan Krimes advanced sixteen positions on Saturday evening, October 4th against perhaps the most competitive field of ‘410’ sprint car racers in the country. Krimes, who pilots the Midnite Antiques Motorsports, Conestoga Valley Garage, Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, no. 87 ‘410’ sprinter, started 26th on Saturday evening during the 52nd Annual Williams Grove Speedway ‘National Open’ sanctioned by the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, and would rally to a tenth place finish; earning the KSE Hard Charger Award against the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt.’ The Denver, Pennsylvania native earned his way into the 40-lap, $50,000-to-win main event by using a Williams Grove Speedway track provisional. Unfortunately, Alan Krimes failed to transfer into the evening’s A-main during preliminary competition, but was granted a provisional due to his current position in the Williams Grove Speedway driver point standings (fourth). David Gravel was the $50,000 winner.

Alan Krimes will return to competition in central Pennsylvania this Friday and Saturday, October 10th and 11th; making visits to the Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway over the course of the weekend. The Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania will host its last point race of the 2014 season this Friday evening, October 10th. Alan Krimes will enter the evening fourth in the current driver championship chase. The recent Williams Grove Speedway ‘hard charger’ trails Lance Dewease, who is third in the standings, by 190 markers; and trails the current point leader, Greg Hodnett, by 590 markers. Krimes will work towards his first Williams Grove Speedway win of 2014 this Friday night.

Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania will host its final race of the 2014 season on Saturday evening, October 11th; featuring a full program for the ‘410’ sprint cars. Alan Krimes, who already earned the 2014 Lincoln Speedway track championship, will seek win number three of 2014 at the Pigeon Hills oval this Saturday night. The former UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner at the Abbottstown oval has been an active force week-in and week-out at the Lincoln Speedway; earning eight top-five finishes and thirteen top-ten finishes during his 2014 championship campaign.

Those seeking additional information regarding the Williams Grove Speedway should visit the facility live on the web at www.williamsgrove.com. Updated content regarding the Lincoln Speedway can also be found on the web; www.lincolnspeedway.com.

‘Super’ Alan Krimes will enter the upcoming weekend fifth (5th) in the current SPEEDWAY MOTORS/CHAMPION RACING OIL PA SPRINT CAR SERIES Presented by Hoseheads.com point standings with 766 points; on the strength of two (2) Central Pennsylvania victories.

The Midnite Antiques Motorsports/Conestoga Valley Garage/Wayne Corini/Krimes Racing Engines/VRP Shocks/ ‘Super 87’ team will be a part of all of the action each and every weekend in the heart of ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ territory; chasing track championships at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway. Fans can keep up with Alan Krimes during his entire 2014 season - right here at ‘FullyInjected.com.’ Or be sure to check out Alan Krimes’ official online home at: www.ak87racing.com.

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Recent Highlights: Finished 10th (A-Main) during 52nd Annual ‘National Open’ at Williams Grove Speedway sanctioned by the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

2014 Wins: 2 (Two at Lincoln Speedway (PA)) 2014 Championships: Lincoln Speedway Track Champion

 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Racing at Family Track This Saturday With ASCS Lone Star Region

Inside Line Promotions - SUNNYVALE, Texas (Oct. 6, 2014) - Sam Hafertepe Jr. will make his season debut at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, this Saturday.

It marks his first race at the high-banked track, which is owned by his family, since 2012.

"It's always special to be able to race at the track my family operates," he said. "I don't get the opportunity very often so it'd mean a lot if we could run well and have a great performance this weekend."

Hafertepe Jr. enters the ASCS Lone Star Region event with three top fives in his last six races at LoneStar Speedway.

"I'm going into Saturday looking for a win," he said. "We've had a good season so far and I'd like to keep the momentum going."

Hafertepe Jr. has seven top 10s, including four wins and six podium finishes, in his last 10 races.

"We've been pretty consistent and have had one of the faster cars at every race," he said. "It's a big confidence boost going into each race knowing that you have one of the top cars and a shot to win."

SEASON STATS -

60 races, 6 wins, 24 top fives, 34 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Lone Star Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Sam15.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHafertepeJr

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to highlights of Hafertepe Jr. winning the ASCS Gulf South Region race at Heart O'Texas Speedway on June 6: http://youtu.be/QWG0RyKXyX8

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Keizer Aluminum Wheels

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

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

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

 

 

Wheatley Finding Success in Return to 360 Racing for Select Events

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Oct. 6, 2014) - The next race on the slate for Austen Wheatley is the 21st annual Trophy Cup.

The event at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., Oct. 16-18 is one of the premier 360ci events around the country.

"We haven't done much 360 racing the past few years," Wheatley said. "One of the biggest differences between 360 and 410 racing is not being able to correct mistakes quickly. Being smooth and building momentum seems to be more important in the 360s."

Wheatley has raced six times at four different tracks with a 360ci engine this season. He has earned four top fives and five top 10s in those races.

"Our results have been solid and it's been good to have success at multiple tracks," he said. "Hopefully we can continue that at the Trophy Cup, where there will be 75 really good drivers."

Prior to this season Wheatley hadn't raced during a 360 event since 2011.

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 9 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Redlined Welding & Construction

Redlined Welding & Construction performs welding and construction for fishing boats and processors. Based out of Lake Stevens, Wash., Redlined Welding & Construction is owned and operated by Austen's father, Shannon Wheatley.

"Redlined Welding & Construction is a family business and we race with a family team, so without Redlined Welding & Construction I wouldn't be able to race," Austen Wheatley said. "It is the heart and soul of this team."

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

 

 

Sanders Upside Down at Tulare

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justin Sanders had a rough night at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Saturday night. Early in the race, a botched double-file restart saw Sanders get into the front stretch wall, and flip wildly down the front stretch, though he escaped unharmed, his equipment was junk.

“Double file restarts can be exciting in various ways, and unfortunately for us, it was exciting in the wrong way,” Sanders said.

After timing in 13th fastest in time trials, Sanders finished second in heat race action, putting his Rudy Warrington owned No. 18 machine in the sixth row for the feature event.

With the race coming to life, Sanders slowly worked his way into the Top-10, where he ran when the race’s first caution flag flew on the 14th lap.

The ensuing restart saw trouble breakout exiting turn four, and the result was Sanders getting squeezed into the wall, and flipping down the front stretch with parts scattering on the track, abruptly ending his night.

“It was unfortunate the way our night went, as we were hoping to get as many laps as we could at Tulare, as it is not a place that we are at very often,” he said. “Thankfully my guys will work hard at getting us another car together, and we will try again at the Trophy Cup.”

Justin Sanders would like to thank North County Plastering, G&N Construction, STS Trucking, Lancaster Locksmith, Village Glass. Lufos Kustom Designs, Taco Bravo, LRB Race Products, Petersen Media, Fire Protection Management, Dirt Solution, Bob Tweedy, Ron Gravelle. Keener Auto Body, and Dave Haver Racing Engines for their continued support.

ON TAP: Sanders will be in action at the season finale event at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-42, Wins-6, Top-5’s-17, Top-10’s-25

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

 

 

Late Race Wreck KO’s Netto

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the 21st Annual Trophy Cup on the horizon at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA, DJ Netto and his Netto Motorsports team are taking advantage of two weekends of racing at the facility leading up to the marquee event. Last Saturday night, Netto put on quite a charge during a 360ci event, only to be involved in a late race tangle that knocked him out of the race.

“We had some really good speed at Tulare on Saturday night, and it was a nice shake down with our 360 at the Thunderbowl,” Netto said. “We raced really well in the main event, but we got collected in another driver’s wreck with about 10 laps to go, and it ended our night.”

34 cars were on hand taking advantage of the track time on the Thunderbowl, and Netto had a little struggle in time trials, that ultimately put him in the third row of his heat race.

Having things in order during his heat, Netto was able to transfer out of his heat race, though he lined up in the 17th spot in the feature event.

On the always exciting Thunderbowl Raceway, Netto looked to be in fine form, as he showed some speed as he clawed his way through the field. Taking advantage of the double file restarts that were in play on this night, Netto was able to work his way up to the fifth spot, as the race began it’s home stretch.

With 10-laps-to-go, Netto ran in a pack with the leaders, but a car lost he handle in front of him, and with nowhere to go, Netto made contact, and the damage ultimately ended his night.

Though the night ended with bent parts, Netto was pleased with how his car felt, and how his team was able to perform.

“Trophy Cup is a huge race, and it was nice to get some laps in the 360ci engine on the Thunderbowl Raceway,” Netto said. “Though it’s dirt track racing, and it’s hard to ‘test’, it was nice to see that we had speed, and have a decent starting point.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Netto and his team will be in action on Saturday night at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA with the King of the West Series for the Cotton Classic.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-46, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-16

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJNetto88.

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Johnson Rallies from 15th to Sixth During Final Trophy Cup Tune-Up

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2014) - Chase Johnson created a lot of momentum last Saturday during his final tune-up for the 21 st annual Trophy Cup.

Johnson overcame early issues as he rallied from 15th to a sixth-place result in the Harry Talbot Classic Memorial at Thunderbowl Raceway, where he will return on Oct. 16-18 for the prestigious Trophy Cup.

"It was another night with a rough start, but we definitely got it turned around," he said. "It gives us good momentum heading into Trophy Cup. I'm really excited to head back there in two weeks."

Johnson opened last Saturday by qualifying 18th quickest, which was only two spots outside of the heat race inversion.

"In qualifying we went out in the last half and the car had a really bad hop on the right rear," he said. "It never wanted to stay on the left rear. It made the car really tight and hard to manage. When we came in we found we had a bad left rear shock."

The team swapped the shock prior to Johnson's heat race, which he finished fifth - one spot out of locking into the main event. However, a driver who finished ahead of Johnson endured mechanical issues and couldn't start the main event so it moved Johnson into the feature.

Johnson, who lined up on the inside of the eighth row for the main event, methodically maneuvered through the field.

"We had a really good car," he said. "We also had some luck turn around on us and we were able to survive some nasty wrecks. It was kind of a survival of the fittest type of race and we had a good showing in the main."

Johnson's sixth-place finish marked his 15th top 10 of the season.

He is scheduled to race at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 4 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 6 (15).

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 15 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has new red, black or gray t-shirts and hoodies for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $20 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Newman Freeman Racing

During the 1976 auto racing season, actor Paul Newman became interested in forming a professional auto racing team and contacted Bill Freeman from Santa Barbara. Freeman is credited as the man who introduced Newman to professional auto racing management and their company specialized in Can-Am, Indy Cars and other high performance racing automobiles.

"The reason Paul Newman got into racing was because of a guy named Bill Freeman," Johnson said. "Bill hasn't really been involved in racing since Paul's death so we really appreciate his support and partnership."

Johnson would also like to thank Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, PitStopUSA.com, Shifty Illusions, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster, Don's Truck Repair, VSR, Fast Lube Plus, K&N Filters, Oroville Cycle, I-Wear Graphix, Driven Raceway, Nor-Cal Transmission, Justin Henry Racing and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Wampler Wrangles Pair of Top 10s During Winter Nationals at Lawton Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LAWTON, Okla. (Oct. 6, 2014) - Cody Wampler recorded a pair of top 10s last weekend during the Winter Nationals at Lawton Speedway.

"We ended up ok," he said. "I always expect a little more out of myself, but the reality is for the last eight years that I haven't been racing most of these guys have been getting a lot of laps in. We'll continue to get better."

Wampler, who entered last weekend only a dozen races into his return to sprint car racing, kicked off the Winter Nationals last Friday by winning his heat race from the pole position. He then lined up on the outside of the second row for the main event, which locked the top-four finishers into Saturday's feature.

"There was a big cushion on the top," he said. "It was rough, but slick underneath it. We were a tick too tight and I just dropped the ball on driving. I didn't drive it hard enough. I didn't drive it deep enough to carry momentum into the cushion. It's a fine line of finessing it, but you have to drive it hard, too. That's where I need more laps."

Wampler fell outside the top 10 before he made a couple of late-race passes to finish ninth.

"We fell back to about 12th and I guess I finally got mad enough," he said. "We had a caution with about five laps to go and I regained my mind and we got back to ninth."

Things started a little slow on Saturday as Wampler finished fifth in a heat race, which relegated him to the B Main. However, he led every lap of the consolation race to earn a transfer into the back of the main event, which he started 17th.

"We were pretty good," he said. "I really couldn't have asked for anything better on the car. We just needed to start up closer to the front."

Wampler spent most of the race on the bottom groove picking cars off one by one.

"There was kind of a cushion, but there was some good stuff left on the bottom," he said. "We rode around the bottom and I was able to pick them off one at a time. We were free enough on the bottom to get around pretty good. We were pretty pleased with the finish. I just wish we had a chance to start up there closer to the front."

Wampler ended with a seventh-place result, which marked his ninth top 10 of the season.

"I also want to extend my thoughts and prayers to the family of the gentleman who passed away on Saturday," he said. "It was a very sad tragedy and I will continue to pray for all who have been affected."

Wampler is scheduled to race this Friday and Saturday at Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, for the Red River Open Wheel Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 3 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 9 (4).

Oct. 4 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 5 (4); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (17).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 9 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, for the Red River Open Wheel Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.WamplerMotorsports.com

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

APPAREL -

Wampler has t-shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at each race and online at http://www.WamplerMotorsports.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shur Shot Guns

Shur Shot Guns is a gun and ammo shop located in Walters, Okla.

"Shur Shot Guns came on board to help us out this year," Wampler said. "I appreciate Kevin's support and I hope that everyone around the Walters community supports his business."

Wampler would also like to thank Cotton County Drug, Powers Heating and Air Conditioning, Indian Territory Durable Medical Equipment, Wampler Transmission, Eagle Creek Escape, Lawton Auto Parts, Cotton Ag Inc., Farm Bureau (Jeff Baumann Insurance), Thriller Productions, Aspire Home Care & Hospice, Al's Pump, Walters Well Service, Parks Land & Cattle, Walters Hometown Grocery and On Another Level Designs for their continued support.

 

 

Mid Race Contact Knocks Tiner Out of Talbot Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA: Steven Tiner and his Steven Tiner Racing team raced close to Tiner’s Visalia residence over the weekend, as the winged 360’s invaded the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the Harry Talbot Memorial.

“We had a pretty decent night going, but double file restarts got a little out of hand, and we got a piece of some other guys getting into it, and it ended our night,” Tiner said.

With 34 cars on hand, Tiner kicked his night off by timing the Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/BR Motorsports backed No. 94 machine in ninth fastest, before winning his heat race in convincing fashion.

By way of his heat race win, the Visalia, CA driver earned a spot in the dash, where an eighth place finish lined him up in the fourth row of the feature event.

With the green flag in the air, Tiner slowly began working his way forward as he found the high-side of the speedway to his liking.

Getting up to the sixth spot, Tiner had his sights set on fifth, as he chased after Kyle Hirst, and eventually saw the caution fly on the 14th lap, bunching the field back up.

As cars lined up in double file formation, and were ready to resume action, contact with cars in front of Tiner caused a chain reaction that saw Tiner get collected and get into the wall, causing enough damage on his machine to end his night.

“We were rolling pretty good, so that is some satisfaction as we get closer to the Trophy Cup,” Tiner said. “We have struggled the last few times out, but we got going pretty good last Saturday in Chico, CA, and it we were pretty good again in Tulare, so we will keep doing our homework, and hopefully continue to run well.”

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

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-35, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-18

ON TAP: Tiner will now travel to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA for the 21st Annual Trophy Cup Oct 16th-18th.

 

 

Dewease Drives To 5th at National Open

PETERSEN MEDIA: The last the time the World of Outlaws invaded the Williams Grove Speedway, Lance Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports team found themselves in victory lane during the Summer Nationals. Though they didn’t quite make it back to victory lane on Saturday night during the National Open, Dewease and company continue their late season surge, as Dewease picked up a fifth place finish.

“It keep saying it, but it is really promising to see how we continue to get better as the season comes to a close,” Dewease said. “It look us a little longer than we would have liked to get rolling, but this gives us some confidence.”

With rain washing out Friday’s program during time trials, Dewease and his team were back to work on Saturday night, and with 55 cars checked into the pit area, Dewease timed the C.C. Dietz Builders/Conduit Connections/Hess Ornamental Iron No. 14 machine in 17th fastest, putting his entry on the front row of his heat race.

Picking up the heat race win, the Fayetteville, PA driver earned a spot in the dash, where an eighth place finish put him in the fourth row for the 40-lap, $50,000-to-win feature event.

When the race went green, Dewease hung around the Top-10 during a majority of the race, as he searched around the Williams Grove Speedway to find some real estate that his car liked.

Battling with Craig Dollansky, and at times Paul McMahan, Dewease found himself in the 10th spot, during an open red flag that fell on the 27th lap.

As the lights flashed back to green with 13-laps-to-go, Dewease’s machine came to life, as he began picking up positions, as he inched closer to the front.

Getting by Shane Stewart late, Dewease would cross the stripe in the fifth spot aboard his Pro Shocks by LD Shocks/Triple X/Wings Unlimited backed entry.

“It was a great night for us,” he added. “We looked to be really fast on Friday before the rain came, and we were able to transfer that over to Saturday night, and put a solid night together.”

Dewease would like to thank C.C. Dietz Builders, Conduit Connections, Hess Ornamental Iron, Pro Shocks by LD Shocks, Triple X, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Schoenfeld Headers, Hanks Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffer Racing Oils, Astro Titanium, Tom Shockey Collision, Kirkey Racing Seats, Bell Helmets, WRT Web Designs, and WRT SpeedWerx

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-58, Wins-4, Top 5’s-24, Top 10’s-36.

ON TAP: Dewease will be at Williams Grove on Friday night and at the Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Lance by visiting his website, www.lancedewease.com, or liking his Facebook Page, Lance Dewease Motorsports, or by following on twitter @LDMotorsports.

 

 

Kyle Hirst Charges To Second at Talbot Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing back aboard his Roth Motorsports entry, Kyle Hirst and his team were in action at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the Harry Talbot Memorial as they shook their 360ci engine down one final time before the upcoming Trophy Cup.

“It was a really good weekend for our team, and we are really looking forward to not only the Trophy Cup, but the Cotton Classic this weekend in Tulare,” Kyle Hirst said. “We had some really good speed, so we are all really excited.”

With 34 cars on hand on Saturday night, Hirst timed the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No 83 machine in fifth fastest, putting himself in the second row of his heat race, where he would finish fourth, and transfer to the feature event.

Narrowly missing out on a dash berth, Hirst would line the Mobil1/FK Rod Ends/Weld Wheels backed machine up in the fifth row of the feature event. With the race coming to life, Hirst took a liking to the Thunderbowl cushion, as he began his charge to the front.

Getting up to the third spot with just a couple of laps remaining, Hirst would make a big-time move on Bud Kaeding on the race’s final restart, as he jumped into the second spot, as he chased after race leader, Jason Meyers.

Simply running out of time to do anything with Meyers, Hirst would cross the stripe in the second spot, giving his team strong momentum heading into the next two weekends of action.

“We were good all night, we just started behind the dash cars, which hurt us just a little, I think,” Hirst added. “We got up into second, but just ran out of laps to try anything on (Jason) Meyers, but we were pleased with second. Have to thank the Roth family for their support, and this team for working hard for me.”

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

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-33, Wins-5, Top 5’s-20, Top 10’s-26

ON TAP: Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team will be back at the Thunderbowl on Saturday night as the rejoin the King of the West Series for the Cotton Classic.

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

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Peterson Takes Wild Ride At Thunderbowl

PETERSEN MEDIA- Matt Peterson and his Peterson Racing team made the trip to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA on Saturday night taking advantage of one final night of action at the Speedway before the upcoming 21st Annual Trophy Cup, and the end result was a nasty ride for Peterson, leaving him a little banged up.

“It was a nasty ride, and I am still pretty sore from it,” Peterson said. “I really have to thank all of the safety companies involved in this sport for building and manufacturing top of the life items.”

With 33 cars on hand, Peterson timed the V&H Fresh/Miller Lite/Inventory Sales No. p37 machine in third fastest, putting himself in the second row of his heat race.

Picking up a third place finish in heat race action, the Wilton, CA driver would earn a spot in the dash, where a seventh place finish would put him in the fourth row for the feature event.

Spending much of the feature event running inside the Top-10, Peterson would stay in a tight pack with cars jockeying for the 7-9th place positions.

On the 18th lap, things went south for Peterson as his rear axle let go, sending his car flipping violently, causing Peterson to be transported to the hospital to be checked out.

“It was a hard one for sure, and hopefully I can get better over the next week and a half or so,” Peterson said. “I am really thankful of all the safety crews, and again all of the safety part and safety gear companies associated with this sport.”

Matt and his team would like to thank V&H Fresh, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Future Energy Savers, Transportation Services, The Oil Medics, Shell Shock, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Peterson and his team are hopefully that they will be in action at the Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA Oct. 16-18.

 

 

Kerry Madsen 15th at Williams Grove

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading to what he calls one of the most technical tracks on the tour, Kerry Madsen and his American Racing team finished 15th on Saturday night during the National Open at the Williams Grove Speedway.

“We were just okay,” Madsen said. “We actually timed in pretty good for when we went out, but I couldn’t’ get the job done in the heat race and we missed the dash.”

With 55 cars checked in for the rain-shortened National Open, Madsen timed the American Racing/Keneric Racing No. 29 machine in 15th fastest, putting him on the front row of his heat race.

Slipping to the second spot on the start of his heat, Madsen would chase after Danny Holtgraver, but soon found himself back in the third spot, where he would finish, as Joey Saldana got by him.

Though he finished in the third spot, Madsen still transferred to the feature event, where he lined his machine up in the 17th spot for the 40-lap feature event.

As the race came to life, Madsen did not get the jump he had hoped for, as he was shuffled to the back of the pack, as he tried to rebound during the first 15-lap green flag run of the race.

Sitting in the 20th spot when the race’s first caution flew, Madsen slipped back a few more spots over the next 12 lap run, as he sat in 22nd when the caution flew with 13-laps left, but during this time, officials opened the red flag up as cars had reached the allotted number of laps.

Back to green, Madsen got off to a much better star, as he began heading the right direction, as he began maneuvering through traffic. Getting by Tim Shaffer and Danny Holtgraver in the closing laps, Madsen was able to rebound to a 15th place finish.

“It wasn’t the result that we were looking for, but it was nice to get going the right direction at the end of the race,’ he added. “It was tough to make up much ground from the back.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-91, Wins-9, Top-5’s-46, Top 10’s-70

ON TAP: Madsen and his Keneric Racing will stay on the East Coast for the week as they return to action on Saturday night at the Rolling Wheels Raceway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Kerry Madsen, Keneric Racing, and American Racing in a variety of interactive ways-

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Twitter- @KMR29

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Gravel Wins National Open

PETERSEN MEDIA- David Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team bested a star studded field of drivers at the Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday night as Gravel picked up his first career National Open.

“It is surreal to win this thing, but I hate to win like that,” Gravel said who made contact with Stevie Smith late in the race while battling for the lead. “It was not intentional, and I feel horrible for how it played out.”

With 55 cars checked in for the prestigious event, Gravel showed speed right out of the trailer as he timed the HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle/Mobil1 backed No. 83 machine in four fastest.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, Gravel would finish in the fourth spot, but with his qualifying time, he found himself locked into the night’s dash, where he lined up on the front row.

Picking up the Dash win, Gravel would lead the field to green, as he quickly jumped out to a sizeable lead, as he took a liking to the top of the Williams Grove Speedway.

Turning in some lightening fast laps, Gravel found himself in lapped traffic by the 10th circuit, and soon felt pressure from Stevie Smith, who had made some big moves to get into the second spot.

As Gravel’s lead slowly evaporated in traffic, the entirety of it was erased on the 15th lap when the caution waived.

Electing to take the bottom on the double file restart, Gravel was able to surge back into the lead, but Smith stayed glued to him, as they raced around the historic ½ mile speedway.

The duo continued to battle for 12 laps until the caution again flew on the 27th lap, bunching the field back up, but under the yellow, officials deemed that cars had reached the magic number of laps ran, and threw the red to allow teams to refuel.

When the green flag flew again, the duo continued to battle, but on the 28th lap, Smith was able to slide in front of Gravel exiting turn four to officially take the lead on the 29th lap.

Gravel would flank Smith, as he continued to run the razor thing cushion, and also try Smith’s low line, as he looked for an opening to get the lead back.

Coming across the stripe on the 34th lap, Gravel was all over Smith’s bumper, and as they got into turns one and two, slight contact was made getting Smith out of shape, and giving Gravel the lead back.

Over the final few laps, Gravel would hit his marks, as he took the checkered and picked up the win during the National Open.

“I am happy to win, but it just doesn’t feel right,” Gravel added. “We had a really fast car all night, and that is a testament to my team. I can’t thank Troy, Brandon, and Scotty enough for all of their hard work this weekend, as well as Dennis and Teresa Roth for continuing to support us and let us have some fun.”

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

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-86, Wins-4, Top 5’s-26, Top 10’s-56.

ON TAP: Gravel and his Roth Motorsports will now head to the Rolling Wheels Raceway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and by following David on Twitter @davidgravel89g.

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It's Red River $60,000 OPEN WHEEL NATIONALS Race Week!

Wichita Falls, TX (10/6/14) by DarinShort.com. The early entry list has swelled to 137 race teams from throughout the region for the Oct. 10-11 $60,000 Red River Open Wheel Nationals (OWN) at Red River Speedway near Wichita Falls, TX.

Currently, there are 27 early entries, each, in the RaceSaver® Sprint Car and Champ Sprint Car divisions. 13 Non-Winged Wingless Oklahoma Warrior (WOW) Sprint Cars are entered; while 38 Limited Modifieds and 32 Modifieds have joined the fray.

Early registration to this event is required for all race divisions, and drivers have through Thursday (day before race) to get registered. By clicking www.rrspeedway.com/101014.html drivers can get their teams entered in just a few moments.

The OWN features two days of must-see open wheel racing in 5 divisions: Champ Sprint Cars, RaceSaver® sanctioned Sprint Cars, USRA legal Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Non-Winged Sprint Cars. This will be the first time the RaceSaver Sprint Cars will have taken a lap on the big and fast 1/4 mile RRS track.

A FANtastic event format will greet racers and fans, with wall-to-wall racing on both nights...and there are no entry fees due from drivers to compete at this event. (However, driver registration at the track website is required, and it's free.)

Race fans can get a 2-day grandstand admission pass on race night for just $25!

The Champ Sprints will be racing for $2,000 to win and $200 to start. The RaceSaver Sprint Cars will be racing for $1,000 to win and $400 to start.

But that's not all!

Once both features have been completed Saturday night in the sprint car divisions, the top 10 finishers in each will redrawn and race head to head for another 25-laps paying $2,000 to win and $200 to start! With another added twist, the race fans will pull out the car numbers for their redraw!

The USRA legal Modifieds will be racing for $3,000 to win and $200 to start. The Limited Modifieds will pay $2,000 to win and $150 to start; while the Non-Winged Sprint Cars will race on Saturday only, for $800 to win and $200 to start (WOW series legal cars only, no exceptions).

Non-qualifier money will be paid to all 2-day drivers, in the amount of $100 for the Sprint Car divisions and the Modifieds, while the Non-Winged Sprint Cars and Limiteds NQ's will each receive $50.

Grandstand adult prices are $12 for Friday and $17 on Saturday. However, a 2-day grandstand pass is available on race night for just $25! Kids each night are $5 (ages 6-11). All pit passes each night are $35 for all ages.

The races are at 8pm on Friday October 10th, with pits opening at 3pm and the grandstand opening at 6pm. Friday night's program will consist of heat races (with passing points) and Twin A-Qualifiers. The top 4 finishers in each A-Qualifier will lock in to the top 4 rows of Saturday's championship feature. The balance of the field will go straight up (by total points) to Twin B-features on Saturday night, with the top 6 finishers in each tagging the locked in cars. Drivers racing on Saturday only will tag the B feature, and if they transfer to the A, will race for full purse. If they do not make the A-feature, they do not receive NQ money. Friday's qualifying racing program is for lining up Saturday's program and there is no payback, nor entry fee.

The races Saturday October 11th are at 6pm, with the pits opening at 3pm and the grandstands opening at 4pm. Twin B's in each division (except Non-Winged Sprint Cars) will be raced first, with the top 6 finishers in each advancing to their respective Championship Feature event. Both Sprint Car division feature races will be contested early in the running order, as the final race of the night will be the $2,000 to win and $200 to start Champ Sprint vs. RaceSaver Sprint Car event...which should be highly entertaining. The Non-Winged Sprint Cars will have heats and a feature race.

Champ Sprint payback 10/11: $2,000 - 1,200 - 800 - 600 - 500 - 450 - 400 - 350 - 300 - 250 - 200...to start. All 2-day NQ's receive $100. RaceSaver sanctioned Sprint Car payback 10/11: $1000 - 800 - 600 - 500 - 450 - 400...to start. All 2-day NQ's receive $100.

Champ Sprint vs. RaceSaver feature payback 10/11: $2,000 - 1,200 - 800 - 600 - 500 - 450 - 400 - 350 - 300 - 250 - 200...to start.

USRA-legal Modifieds 10/11: $3,000 - 2,000 - 1,000 - 800 - 600 - 500 - 450 - 400 - 350 - 300 - 250 - 200...to start. All 2-day NQ's receive $100.

Limited Modifieds 10/11: $2,000 - 1,200 - 800 - 600 - 500 - 450 - 400 - 350 - 300 - 250 - 200 - 150...to start. All 2-day NQ's receive $50. Non-Winged Sprint Cars (must be WOW series legal): $800 - 500 - 400 - 300 - 200...start. NQ's receive $50.

An event flyer is posted at the track website and on Facebook.

Here are the specifics for the Friday Oct. 10 & 11 "OWN" event at Red River Speedway:

-Friday, Pits open by 3pm, Grandstands open at 6pm, Draw Cut off & Drivers Meeting at 7pm sharp, Track Packing at 7:15pm, Hot Laps at 7:30pm, Opening Ceremonies at 7:55pm, and racing starts at 8pm. General Admission just $12 (ages 12 to 64; tickets available on race night only), Kids (ages 6-11) just $5, Ages 5 and under admitted free with Adult admission, Active Military and Seniors (Ages 65+): $8, 2-day Adult grandstand pass $25. All Pit Passes $35 for all ages.

-Saturday, Pits open at 3pm, Grandstands open at 4pm, Drivers Meeting at 5pm sharp, Non-Winged Sprint Car draw cutoff at 5pm, Track Packing at 5:15pm, Short Hot Lap sessions at 5:30pm, Opening Ceremonies at 5:55pm, and racing starts at 6pm. General Admission just $17 (ages 12 to 64; tickets available on race night only), Kids (ages 6-11) just $5, Ages 5 and under admitted free with Adult admission, Active Military and Seniors (Ages 65+): $12. All Pit Passes $35 for all ages.

-No outside food, drinks and/or coolers allowed through ticket gates; a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available.

-Click http://www.RRSpeedway.com/ or the track Facebook page http://www.Facebook.com/RedRiverSpeedway for complete event details, flyer, purse structure, rules, directions and much more.

Fans have been wanting a race like this, and Red River Speedway is proud to "OWN It" with the running of the Red River Open Wheel Nationals, coming October 10th and 11th!

 

 

Bruce Jr. Closes Out Season With Handful of Marquee Events

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Oct. 5, 2014) - This season is down to four big weekends for Tony Bruce Jr. and his One 8 Motorsports team, which will have one more week off before closing the season with a month of racing.

"We've spent the past couple of weeks getting things in order to finish the year," he said. "It will be a busy final stretch of racing from Texas to Arkansas all the way out to Arizona. We need to have everything set up to finish this year strong."

Bruce Jr., who endured some tough luck and DNFs during the summer, has shifted any focus on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings to solely winning races. Bruce Jr. has three victories this season and he is looking to add to that total.

"We haven't been worried about points for a while," he said. "When we show up to the track the only goal is to win the race."

The next challenge is Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Bruce Jr. claimed the ASCS National Tour win at the half-mile track in March.

He will then tackle I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 27th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Presented by Hoosier Tires Oct. 22-25. Bruce Jr. is one of only three drivers - along with Steve Kinser and Gary Wright - to win back-to-back Short Track Nationals, which pays $15,000 to the winner.

"I've always seemed to run well at the smaller, quarter-mile tracks," he said. "We've had a lot of success at I-30 Speedway throughout the years and with the Short Track Nationals being one of the premier events of the season I hope we can find that success again this season."

November kicks off with the Battle at the Border at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas, on Nov. 7 and Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on Nov. 8.

The season concludes on Nov. 14-15 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., with the Cocopah Cup Challenge, capped by a $10,000-to-win main event.

"We've had some good runs at all of the tracks," Bruce Jr. said. "There is no better way to finish a season than to go out and win races. Hopefully we can put ourselves in contention each night to wrap things up on a positive note."

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 30 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 41st annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

Here is a link of Bruce Jr. at the Front Row Challenge and 360 Knoxville Nationals in August thanks to FinishLine Studios: http://youtu.be/380-i0vVgG8

Click on the link for a video by Thriller Productions that highlights Bruce Jr.'s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21: http://vimeo.com/89899519

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

Established in 1968, Wheeler Metals is a sheet metal business that offers a variety of products for professional and amateur builders. Wheeler Metals has three locations in Muskogee, Okla., Rogers, Ark., and Springfield, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.WheelerMetals.com.

"When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop," Bruce Jr. said. "We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10x10 pole barns to 100x100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customers' needs like they do."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Lubbock Wrecker Service, Briley Trucking, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape and Pressure Tek for their continued support.

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Starks Working on Plans to Close 2014 Season and Start Next Year

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Oct. 5, 2014) - Trey Starks is busy making plans to close out the 2014 season.

Starks only has a few races remaining on the slate, including the 21st annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on Oct. 16-18.

"We're getting down to the final handful of races left this season," he said. "I'd like to pick up another win or two before we head into the offseason."

While his racing plan is still up in the air, Starks envisions that his offseason and next year will be similar to this season.

Starks kicked off 2014 by racing in Australia. He then competed in several World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events early in the season before racing in Pennsylvania with the PA Posse for eight straight weekends during the spring.

"I probably sacrificed a couple of wins by racing against tougher competition, but I feel like I grew as a driver and learned a lot this season," he said. "Our stats might not look as good, but that's going to happen when you race with the World of Outlaws and PA Posse."

Starks did record a top 10 during five of his first six weekends in Pennsylvania and he said that will provide a big confidence boost for when he returns to the state either later this season or next year.

"I'm looking forward to going back to Pennsylvania as soon as I can," he said. "I enjoy the competition, the fans and the challenge out there."

SEASON STATS -

61 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 16-18 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 21st annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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 Southstar Equipment, Blue Dot Fabrications, SpeedMart, King Racing Products, Masco Petroleum, RCC Powder Coating and Emory Transmission for their continued support.

 

 

SPRINT CAR DRIVER GREG WILSON... RACING FOR A CAUSE FOR THE NORTHRIDGE VIKINGS

On Friday October 10, 2014 starting at 11:00 Top Sprint Car racer GREG WILSON is set to appear with his sprint race car for the 2014 Walk - a - thon Fundraiser. In 2014 Greg ente red his 21 st season of sprint car racing. Today the Hercules Tire, DNC Hydraulics, All Star Plumbing, Ohio Logistic team travels the country in a true “Outlaw” schedule. Greg is considered to be one of the most elite, popular and well respected Sp rint car drivers throughout the country by both the fans, as well as his peers. The 2014 Walk - a - thon fundraiser is a PTO based, fun filled educational fundraiser, requiring a collaborative based effort, from parents, family, friends, community and local sponsors. The proceeds collected will go directly toward broadening the educational opportunities for our students. For more information about sponsorship, please email us at nothridgevikingspto@gmail.com or call 419 - 348 - 2897 The Northridge Parent Teacher Organization is a registered 501 (c) (3) Not for p rofit educational Organization. T he proceeds collected will be used to help fund events and items for our students, such as: COSI on Wheels, technology, Reading is Fundamental books and much more. Please join us or make donation to the Northridge PTO 124 College Street Alexandria Ohio 43001

 

Atomic Speedway Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 Races Cancelled due to weather

Races for tonight Oct. 4 are canceled due to overnight weather received at the track on Friday night & cold temps today not allowing for pits or track to dry. As of now there is no reschedule date. Next race is October 11 - Cancer Awareness night. Bring a friend and bring a neighbor ; and wear Pink to show your collective support of the fight to beat cancer and support our cancer survivors. Start times will be moved up an hour earlier starting with next weeks race. Gates open at 3 p.m., pits 1 p.m. and hot laps at 5 p.m. Racing is at 6:30. 2014 track points are final in Sprints, Late Models & Modifieds. CONGRATS to the Atomic Speedway 2014 track champions in these 3 divisions: Sprints - Danny Smith Late Models - Greggie Oliver Modifieds - Fireball Pinkerton

The Open Wheel Championship Oct. 23-24-25 flaunts a $115,000 guaranteed purse! There is no entry fee and primitive camping is available at the track or full hook-ups at Trackside Camping. Once again we reiterate that the winged 410 Outlaw sprints pay $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start; the non-wing sprints pay $5,000 to win and the AMRA Modifieds pay $5,000 to win. Both pay $500 to start. Pits open at 12 noon and general admission gates at 4 p.m.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Upcoming Schedule

October 11- Cancer Awareness Night: Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

October 18-No Racing

3 DAY OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Sprints, Non Wing Sprints Unsanctioned with Modifieds

October 23- Sprint Practice, Non Wing Qualifying & Heats, Modified Qualifying & Heats

October 24- Sprint Qualifying & Heats, Non Wing B-Mains, Modified B-Mains, DASH FOR CASH in ALL 3 CLASSES $1,000 TO WIN

October 25- Sprint B-Mains & Feature $15,000 TO WIN, Non Wing Feature $5,000 TO WIN, Modified Feature $5,000 TO WIN, “Charlie McCann Winged Sprint Memorial” Non-Qualifiers $2,065 to win

November 1- Topless Weekend- DAN RENO MEMORIAL WEEKEND $2,222 TO WIN for Modifieds, plus Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Mods, plus Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

You can check out the info at:

http://atomicspeedwayowc.webs.com/

Open Wheel Championships schedule

October 23 , 24 & 25

Modifieds - $5,000 to win!

Non - Wing Sprints - $5,000 to win!

Renegade Sprint Cars - $15,000 to win!

www.atomicspeedway.net

2535 Blain Highway

Waverly, Ohio 45690

Schedule of events:

Thursday Oct. 23 - 12:00 - Pits Open

4:00 - Grandstands Open

6:30 - Modified/NW Sprint Hot Laps

7:30 - Modified/NW Sprint Qualifying

8:30 - Modified Heats

9:00 - NW Sprint Heats

9:30 - Modified C Mains

10:00 - NW Sprint C Main

Friday October 24 - 12:00 - Pits Open

4:00 - Grandstands Open

6:30 - Sprint Car Hot Laps

7:30 - Sprint Car Qualifying

8:30 - Sprint Car Heats

9:30 - NW Sprint Bmain Hot Laps

9:45 - Modified Bmain Hot Laps

10:00 - Sprint Car C Mains

10:30 - NW Sprint Bmains

11:00 - Modified Bmains

11:30 - Sprint Car Bmains

Saturday Oct 25 12:00 - Pits Open

4:00 - Grandstands Open

4:30 - Mandatory Autograph Session

6:00 - Hot Laps

7:00 - Sprint Charlie McCan Memorial

7:30 - Mod/Sprint/NW Dash

8:30 - Modified A-Main

9:30 - Sprint Car A-Main

10:30 - NW Sprint Car A-Main

 

 

 

Delamont’s Summer of Speed

As the new season approaches, Jackson Delamont is preparing himself for a full - on assault of Sprintcar racing for season 2014/15. The young driver will travel each week from Young in south - western NSW to tackle the tough weekly racing at Valvoline Raceway. He will chase the Sprintcar Track Championship and like so many others, is keen for a win. Jackson also plans to compete at the President’s Cup at Avalon, the King’s Challenge at Mount Gambier and the Warrnambool Classic in January. In addition, there are also plans to contest the Easter Trail in April. “We would like nothing more than to get a win this season, although I want to focus on consistency,” Jackson said today. Jackson’s season will commence his season this S aturday night and will be up against a tough field of drivers. “Yeah, I am looking forward to it, although Dad has hurt his leg and is unsure whether he will make the trip. It’s put us in a hard spot because he is also my crew chief but we will see what happens. Hopefully his leg comes good.” Jackson also spoke of the red - hot field that has nominated for the season opener this weekend. “I don’t really look at who’s nominated. As far as I’m concerned, they are all the same with a helmet on. I don’t reall y worry about the names, I just like to go there and hopefully get the job done.” As an added bonus this season, there will be regular Facebook updates on Jackson’s team page – www.facebook.com/Jac ksonDelamont48 so fans across the country will be able to keep up - to - date with results almost as it happens. So, if you’re trackside at Valvoline Raceway this Saturday night, make sure you head to the pits to see Jackson, grab an autograph and have a chat . Jackson will also be selling off last season’s merchandise at special prices in preparation for new merchandise that will be arriving soon, so make sure you check that out too! Jackson would like to thank his sponsors for their support this season: Ma d Harry’s Steel Steel Supplies KRE Racing Engines Photo by Jo Richards – www.impactonline.net.au

 

BELLBOWEN SET TO BLAST OFF FOR NEW SEASON

As the season opening event at Valvoline Raceway inches closer, Toby Bellbowen is determined to make a good showing an d prove himself early in the season. A massive field of 56 cars have nominated for the event but that couldn’t be further from Toby’s mind as he prepares to fire the first shot in anger for the new season. “We had a really encouraging practice night a fortnight ago and we are looking to be at the pointy end of the field come chequered flag time. “ As time trials basically make or break your night, it is vitally important to put in a good time to be seeded into the field. From there we have to run hard in our heat race to have a shot at the end. I can’t see why we can’t do that.” With the talent acr oss the field, Toby isn’t particularly worried about the challenges from other drivers. “No - one really stands out to me in the field. You can never under - estimate any competition, but at the same time, I have finished in front of everyone there before. As long as we concentrate on making ourselves as fast as possible, everything else should fall into place.” Don’t forget too, there will be regular Facebook updates throughout the night at www.faceboo k.com/tobybellbowen70 . There will also be new merchandise available for purchase and fans are encouraged to get to the pits at the end of the meeting to see Toby, grab an autograph and have a picture taken. Toby makes his debut for the new season in the first round of the Valvoline Raceway Sprintcar Track Championsh ip this Saturday night, October 4. The remaining October schedule is as follows: Saturday, October 11 – Valvoline Raceway Track Championship – Round 2 Saturday, October 25 – Valvoline Racewa y Track Championship – Round 3 Toby would like to thank the following sponsors for their support during the 2014/2015 racing season: Hog’s Breath Cafe Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Spies Hecker McGrath Lander Motor Group Valvoline Poolwerx Hills Shire

 

Near the Top of Her List: Taylor Ferns Geared Up for Atomic Speedway

By Ferns Racing PR

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — October 3, 2014 —Atomic Speedway has become a favorite track for Taylor Ferns over the course of the 2014 season, as she has had the opportunity to compete at the high-banked oval in Southern Ohio a number of times this year. Ferns has a couple more trips to Atomic on her 2014 schedule, including this weekend for an event with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA).

Ferns, who drives the Jimmy’s Towing/Indy Race Parts Maxim, will hit the track on Saturday, October 4 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. A full night of racing is in store at the three-eighths-mile.

The native of Shelby Township, Michigan, who now calls the Indianapolis area home, has made six appearances at Atomic Speedway in 2014. She finished a season-best sixth at the track on May 3. On July 3, Ferns set fast time with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at Atomic. She also raced with the series during Ohio Sprint Speedweek, recording the sixth-quickest lap in time trials of the 62 drivers in attendance.

“We haven’t been to Atomic in a while, so it will be good to get back there,” Ferns said. “We always seem to run pretty well there and they have good competition with the local cars. The drivers at Atomic race there all the time so they have that place figured out pretty well and are tough.”

Ferns raced with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series last Friday night at Bloomington Speedway in Indiana. She finished sixth in the fourth heat race, just missing a transfer spot by one position, after recovering from an early race spin. Ferns was in a transfer spot before Bryan Clauson got by her in the late going. In the B-main, she finished sixth, coming up only two spots short of earning a spot in the A-Feature. Ferns opened the night at the 28th-fastest driver in time trials of the 38 entries at the quarter-mile bullring.

“This year is all about learning and racing with the World of Outlaws you do that every time you are on the track,” said Ferns. “I feel like I gave up a few chances at making the feature at Bloomington, but that’s part of the learning process as well. I definitely felt like we had a car that should have made the race. The whole event was great and Indy Race Parts did an amazing job promoting it, and I’m glad we were able to be a part of it.”

The winningest female driver in USAC history also raced last weekend at Fremont Speedway in Ohio. She charged from the 16th starting spot to finish eighth in the 30-lap main event, after opening the night as the 16th-fastest driver in time trials, followed by a third-place heat race finish.

“The car was really hooked up for the feature at Fremont,” shared Ferns. “I felt like I had (turns) one and two figured out, which was where I had struggled there in the past. We were able to pass a lot of cars and ended up in the top-10, which was pretty good for a track that we have not had the best of luck at before. We’ve had a string of tough luck, so hopefully that run is the one we need to start turning things around to finish the year on a strong note.”

Ferns, who won her first 410-winged sprint car race earlier this season with the OVSCA at Southern Ohio Speedway, has a pair of multi-day events remaining on her 2014 schedule, first with the Renegade Sprint Series at Atomic Speedway later this month, followed by the World Finals for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, early next month.

Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing would like to thank their valued partners: Jimmy’s Towing Recovery & Transport, Indy Race Parts, Motor City Auto Transport Inc., National Auto Placement, Project Podium, Women’s Sports Foundation, Lyn St. James Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation, FK Rod Ends, Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Lansing Sanitary Supply (LSS), Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt, Allstar Performance, Stanton Racing Engines, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Race4Girls and Racing2Cure.

 

 

Trophy Cup Format Slightly Modified

by Ron Rodda

A minor adjustment to the Friday night format has been instituted for the 21st Annual Trophy Cup, set to push off in just under 2 weeks. With the change, Thursday and Friday preliminary nights will have a little different heat transfer scheme each night.

What has not changed is the bulk of the format, which starts with Thursday pill draw when the first half of the field becomes group A with the latter half is group B. Each group will have its own fast qualifier, meaning two drivers will collect the maximum 150 points, and each group will run its own set of five heat races, elevating the top 2 from each heat into the night’s A main, next 2 to the B, etc.

Once the ten heats are finished, the E through A mains will mix the two groups. Lineups for each main will be established by points earned within a driver’s group. The Thursday A main inverts 12 by points and is set for 30 laps.

Friday’s qualifying session will have group B qualifying first and within each group the order will be reversed from Thursday. There is no pill draw Friday. Otherwise, the format repeats the opening night plan with one exception. Friday heat transfers will now be the top two point cars from that heat, no matter what position a driver is in at the ten-lap completion. It is the Friday points only that will be used to determine the top two point cars from each heat. Friday mains are aligned the same as Thursday’s.

Along with the new three day format is the driver counting their higher point night from Thursday and Friday to be used for Saturday race assignments. Each opening night is a separate point total and the better point night will automatically be applied to Saturday’s lineups.

Saturday will start with a trio of D mains, followed by heats for the top 48 in points, 8 cars per heat and fully inverted. Following those heats, the top 20 in points, no matter what heat race finishing position was earned, go directly to the completely inverted 50 lap main. C mains will include some D main transfers and four more A main cars will come out of the B main. Since the A main is completely inverted by points, the B main transfers are automatically placed in the front two rows.

The A main on Saturday is a race within a race. The battle at the front for the race win is matched by the battle among the deep in the pack starters who are moving forward in hopes of earning the most points. After 50 laps, the driver whose point total from Thursday or Friday plus Saturday’s additional points is the highest is the Trophy Cup champion and wins a guaranteed $20,000. All 16 mains raced over the three days will pay every starting driver.

For 20 years the Trophy Cup has been a remarkable event, and with the new three-day format this year, the excitement may well be at an all time high. Drivers who have tough luck on opening night get another chance on Friday, something that was never part of the event in prior years. It all takes place at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway on October 16-18.

 

 

Atomic Open Wheel Championships Oct. 23, 24, 25

OWC 410 SPRINT CAR ENTRIES AT 45

List Continues to Grow!

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-A lot of racing is on the horizon at the historic Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio--Ohio's Fastest 3/8 mile high-banked oval. In the world of 'Open Wheel' racing all eyes are focused on the October 23-24-25 Open Wheel Championships, an event that will pay out over $115,000 in overall prize money for 410 Outlaw winged sprint cars, non-winged sprints, and AMRA Open Wheel Modifieds.

"But first-things first," proclaimed owner Brad McCown. "We have the Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial this weekend Oct. 4, and Cancer Awareness weekend Oct. 11 before taking a week off to get things spruced up for the big Open Wheel weekend. Open wheel racers have looked forward to this event all season long. This year will be a huge event and in the future we look to grow this race into a nationwide classic."

Already, 45 entries have rolled into the Atomic Speedway office for the 410 winged sprint cars along with phone calls indicating numerous other drivers will be on-hand for the weekend. Nearly 100 entries are expected for the Renegade Sprint Series spectacular.

The "Dash-for-Cash" alone--in all divisions-- pays $1,000 to win, $500, $400, $300, $200, $150 and $100 through tenth. In the winged outlaw sprints, the winner's share is $15,000 to win and $1000 to start for a 22-car field. Non-qualifiers will furn for $2,065 in the Charlie McCann Memorial and $200 to start. The #65 in the winner's share stands for McCann's longtime car number. Forty-two cars and drivers will go home with at least $200. The non-winged sprints and modifieds run for $5,000 to win and $500 to start.

Below is a driver roster and race schedule for the weekend!

Early reports this week have the list at 45 drivers.

The Open Wheel Championship flaunts a $115,000 guaranteed purse! There is no entry fee and primitive camping is available at the track or full hook-ups at Trackside Camping. Once again we reiterate that the winged 410 Outlaw sprints pay $15,000 to win and $1,000 to start; the non-wing sprints pay $5,000 to win and the AMRA Modifieds pay $5,000 to win. Both pay $500 to start. Pits open at 12 noon and general admission gates at 4 p.m.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Upcoming Schedule

October 4-Season Championships: $2,500 to win Sprints & BOB CRACE SR MEMORIAL- $5,000 to win DTRC/AMRA Late Models, plus $1,000 to win Modifieds and Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

October 11- Cancer Awareness Night: Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

October 18-No Racing

3 DAY OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Sprints, Non Wing Sprints Unsanctioned with Modifieds

October 23- Sprint Practice, Non Wing Qualifying & Heats, Modified Qualifying & Heats

October 24- Sprint Qualifying & Heats, Non Wing B-Mains, Modified B-Mains, DASH FOR CASH in ALL 3 CLASSES $1,000 TO WIN

October 25- Sprint B-Mains & Feature $15,000 TO WIN, Non Wing Feature $5,000 TO WIN, Modified Feature $5,000 TO WIN, “Charlie McCann Winged Sprint Memorial” Non-Qualifiers $2,065 to win

November 1- Topless Weekend- DAN RENO MEMORIAL WEEKEND $2,222 TO WIN for Modifieds, plus Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Mods, plus Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro

You can check out the info at:

http://atomicspeedwayowc.webs.com/

Open Wheel Championships schedule

October 23 , 24 & 25

Modifieds - $5,000 to win!

Non - Wing Sprints - $5,000 to win!

Renegade Sprint Cars - $15,000 to win!

www.atomicspeedway.net

2535 Blain Highway

Waverly, Ohio 45690

Schedule of events:

Thursday Oct. 23 - 12:00 - Pits Open

4:00 - Grandstands Open

6:30 - Modified/NW Sprint Hot Laps

7:30 - Modified/NW Sprint Qualifying

8:30 - Modified Heats

9:00 - NW Sprint Heats

9:30 - Modified C Mains

10:00 - NW Sprint C Main

Friday October 24 - 12:00 - Pits Open

4:00 - Grandstands Open

6:30 - Sprint Car Hot Laps

7:30 - Sprint Car Qualifying

8:30 - Sprint Car Heats

9:30 - NW Sprint Bmain Hot Laps

9:45 - Modified Bmain Hot Laps

10:00 - Sprint Car C Mains